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A healthy glow: the boom in skin structure infection therapeutics 12 November, 2012 The market for therapeutics in skin and skin structure infections is in rude health, having grown at a compound rate of over 7% over the last five years, and shows signs of continuing expansion... > read more

The hidden costs of wound care 12 November, 2012 The management of chronic and acute wounds involves professionals from multiple disciplines across acute and community care settings. Paul Trueman of Smith & Nephew explains why this...

Snapshot: Biomaterials that deliver antimicrobials 01 September, 2011 Hospital acquired infections are increasingly common, but new antimicrobial devices could stem the tide. To reduce the toll of hospital acquired illnesses, manufacturers are increasingly...

Snapshot: Advanced Wound Management 16 May, 2011 A flood of innovation in the treatment of chronic wounds has boosted competition in a traditionally fragmented market. With sky-high diabetes and obesity rates, and growing numbers...

Smarter than the Superbug 27 April, 2011 Superbugs are growing in strength and numbers, and continuing to fight off antibacterial drugs. Sarah Blackman finds out what technologies are being used in hospitals to banish the bugs once...

Battling MRSA - Superdrug for the Superbug 24 February, 2011 MRSA outsmarts pharmaceutical researchers and practitioners all at once. The 'superbug' seems to always be one step ahead, growing resistance against every new antibiotic on the market....

A Growing Market: Wound Care Management 06 October, 2010 Bhaskar Vittal looks at the latest key trends and innovations in the expanding area of wound care...

Access All Areas: Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infections 06 October, 2010 We must control the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms. To this end, staff at the Loyola University Hospital in Chicago are...

Critical Beat: Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest 06 October, 2010 A recent statement warned that patients in hospitals were at increased risk of developing torsades de pointes (TdP). It is a rare but potentially deadly heart rhythm. Barbara Drew tells Elly...

Effects of the Floods: Pakistan Responds 27 August, 2010 The ongoing flood crisis in Pakistan continues to disrupt the everyday lives of 17 million people. Liam Stoker investigates efforts to ease the catastrophe and discovers what can be expected in...

The Big Screen: Concerns over MRSA Testing 01 April, 2010 MRSA screening for elective patients has been compulsory in England since April 2009. It will be extended to emergency patients by 2011. While health officials continue to shout about the...

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