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Libya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention Centers

Field newsLibya: Migrants and Refugees Suffering from Disease and Malnutrition in Detention CentersMay 19, 2017In Libya, Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to provide lifesaving and primary health care to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli.During the first quarter of 2017, more than 4,000 medical consultations took place in seven different detention centers nominally under the control of the Directorate for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM). Around 1,300 people in detention were treated every month via mobile clinics for conditions including skin disease, diarrheal disease, respiratory tract infections, and urinary tract infections.
Source: MSF News - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news

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Conclusions To reduce the risk of infection in hospitalized patients, DA-HAI surveillance is of primary importance because it effectively describes and addresses the importance and characteristics of the threatening situation created by DA-HAIs. The present surveillance shows high rates of ICU-onset DA-HAIs and high resistance patterns of organisms causing HAIs, representing a major risk to patient safety.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Authors: Chervet D, Lortholary O, Zahar JR, Dufougeray A, Pilmis B, Partouche H Abstract BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is one of the most frequent community-acquired infection. Escherichia coli resistance has been on the rise since 2000s. METHODS: We conducted a prospective multicenter cohort study including adults who had a positive urine cytobacteriological examination (UCBE) performed in our Parisian suburb laboratory platform from October 2014 to March 2015. RESULTS: A total of 1223 patients were included: 995 (81.4%) women and 228 (18.6%) men. Gram-negative bacilli were isolated in 91% of c...
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: OPAT practice is weak in rural areas. Declared obstacles constitute fields of improvement for its essential expansion. PMID: 29050864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
ConclusionsA migrated intrauterine contraceptive device can act as the nidus for the formation of a secondary bladder stone. The detailed imprint of the device inside the stone and the laminated appearance of the stone material were characteristic of a secondary bladder stone formed around an intrauterine contraceptive device. Radiography and ultrasonography are adequate for the diagnosis of intravesical migration of intrauterine contraceptive devices.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
RATIONAL THERAPY OF URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS IN CHILDREN IN CROATIA. Acta Clin Croat. 2016 09;55(3):428-39 Authors: Milošević D, Batinić D, Trkulja V, Andrašević AT, Grčić BF, Vrljičak K, Nogalo B, Turudić D, Spajić M Abstract Resistance to chemotherapeutics used in the treatment of urinary tract infection is increasing throughout the world. Taking into account clinical experiences, as well as current bacterial resistance in Croatia and neighboring countries, the selection of antibiotic should be the optimal one. Treatment of urinary tract infection in children is particularly dem...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
In conclusion, in RCTs and in a large pharmacovigilance database, the combination with a DPP4i appears to reduce the frequency of G(U)TI associated with SGLT2i.
Source: Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Catheter developer Spinal Singularity raised $3.1 million in a seed funding round to support its Connected Catheter designed for adult males with chronic lower urinary tract dysfunction. The funding round was led by Baker &Eastlack Ventures and joined by Western Technology Investments, YCombinator, Santa Barbara Angels, OC Service Academy Anges, SV Tech Ventures, Storm Industries, Particular Ventures, IverNet Holdings and other angel investors. The San Clemente, Calif.-based company said it has earned over $500,000 in non-dilutive fundings from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, In...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters spinalsingularity Source Type: news
MedTech Strategist working together with The Medical Alley Association for the very first time brought their premier innovation summit to Minnesota, a place now considered by many to be the global epicenter of health innovation and care. Over the two-day long event more than 35 start-up and emerging medical companies presented their technologies and devices to representatives of leading venture capitalist and investment banks, and also to large medical device companies. Considering that funding is of major importance to the field of medical innovation, this event gave both investors and entrepreneurs a chance to explore fu...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Source Type: blogs
Source: Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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