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Cook Medical reports on medical device-related infections discussion

16th June 2008

Cook Medical has reported on the annual conference of the Multidisciplinary Alliance Against Device-Related Infections (Madri) which took place earlier this month in Lansdowne, Vancouver.

At the event, a number of specialists in infection gave talks on topics including the legal perspectives on MRSA, catheter-related blood stream infections and research goals in epidemiology and infection control.

Discussion on the event was focused on the identification of medical advances that can be used to prevent and treat such infections, the use of surgical interventions in these patients and the regulation of surface-modified medical devices.

Rabih Darouiche, distinguished service professor of the Departments of Medicine (Infectious Disease Section) and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who is also director of the Centre for Prostheses Infection, said: “In an open and educational atmosphere, experts across disciplines were able to discuss challenges associated device-related infections and exchange ideas about prevention and improvement of patient care.”

Dr Darouiche, the founder of Madri, added that the conference was a huge success.

In March 2008, the BBC reported on the publication of new research suggesting that government strategy to tackle MRSA by screening patients was having little effect, with only small differences observed in the numbers of patients being diagnosed with the healthcare-associated infection.

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