Top 12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Impact Healthcare
Experts from Partners Healthcare have identified the top 12 ways artificial intelligence will impact healthcare, from diagnostics and antibiotic resistance to patient monitoring.
Antibiotic Use in Urgent Care Centers Shows Need for Improvement
Urgent care centers—outpatient facilities where patients seek immediate and unscheduled medical attention—play an important role in the fight against antibiotic resistance as outpatient care providers in the United States. Overuse of antibiotics can contribute to resistance, and improved use is critical to combating this public health threat. A new study from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that antibiotic stewardship efforts are needed in urgent care centers to help reduce inappropriate prescribing.
'The Yuck Factor': fighting C. diff with a fecal transplant
A superbug known as Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, kills thousand in hospitals and nursing homes nationwide. A fecal transplant can stop it in its tracks.
Killing C. difficile with targeted strikes
C. difficile poses a huge threat to human health, but the friendly bacteria of the gut provide us with a natural resistance to infection. By reprogramming naturally occurring nano-weapons, we can specifically target C. difficile without hurting these friendly bacteria. However, C. difficile can become resistant to these weapons, but do these resistant mutants pose a threat to our health? - submission by Joseph Kirk
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I am a retired Hospice nurse, and my first bout of C. diff was in 2013. I acquired it one week after being on Doripenem intravenously for Lyme, which was immediately stopped because of symptoms of C. diff. I knew immediately that I had C. diff: it was the classic …