A C.D.C. inquiry found that a device used in open-heart surgery at a hospital in Pennsylvania was probably tainted at the plant where it was made.
Bolstering antimicrobial stewardship programs to ensure appropriate use of antibiotics in smaller community hospitals is necessary to combat the global threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs, according to a new s...
Anyone who's had open heart surgery since 2011 should beware: you could have a deadly infection brewing in your chest.
The infections may cause serious illness or death and are difficult to detect. Patients may not develop symptoms or signs for months after initial exposure.
At least eight patients who received treatment at WellSpan York Hospital were infected, and about 1,300 are being notified of possible exposure to harmful bacteria.