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October 17, 2017

The new talents of Team Bactiguard visit Bactiguard headquarters


The young tennis talents of the new Team Bactiguard visited the Bactiguard headquarters in Tullinge, together with their famous coaches last week. The young players presented themselves and their strengths and merits as a tennis players.  Bactiguard employees also got the chance to challenge the young tennis talents in a game of table tennis.
 
October 10, 2017

Bactiguard announces winner of 2017 scholarship

In collaboration with the Swedish Urological Society (SUF), Bactiguard has awarded a scholarship of SEK 10 000 to Klara Elfsten and Pernilla Sundqvist from the Urological Clinic at the University Hospital of Örebro. The award ceremony took place during the closing of the Urology Days (Urologidagarna) in Gothenburg last week.
 
October 05, 2017

Patients prefer Bactiguard in Swedish study

Yesterday at the ongoing "Urologidagarna" (Urology Days), arranged by the Swedish Urological Society, a Swedish study was presented about Bactiguard's Infection Protection Foley Catheter Silicone (BIP Foley). The study shows that 28 out 31 patients, who switched from a standard catheter to the BIP Foley Catheter, felt that the change led to both less urinary tract infections and less antibiotic treatments.
 
September 13, 2017

Bactiguard supports the 6th Annual World Sepsis Day


The sixth annual World Sepsis Day will be held on September 13th, 2017 by supporters in over 90 countries with Bactiguard as an official sponsor. World Sepsis Day is an opportunity for people across the world to unite in the fight against sepsis.
September 08, 2017

Presentation of a new study during SSAI-congressen in Malmö

During the ongoing SSAI * congress in Malmö, a study was presented on Bactiguard's Infection Protection central venous catheter - BIP CVC. Less adverse events were reported in the Bactiguard group compared to the control group. The study also showed that Bactiguard's noble metal alloy does not pose a patient or environmental risk.

 
July 18, 2017

“Recognizing Sepsis as a Global Health Priority — A WHO Resolution” in the New England Journal of Medicine


On June 29, 2017, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published an article detailing the Global Sepsis Alliance’s (GSA) perspective on the World Health Organization (WHO) resolution on improving the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sepsis. 

 
July 11, 2017

Focus on sepsis

Shahrzad Kiavash was anesthetized for almost 2 weeks and stayed in the hospital for seven months. Both her lower legs were amputated. Sepsis almost cost her life. Today, Shahrzad Kiavash competes in triathlon – where swimming, cycling and running are all included in the same race. 

 
June 21, 2017

Lund researchers awarded prestigious Global Sepsis Award

Every year 40 000 Swedes suffer from sepsis, with mortality rates as high as 20 percent. Even though the disease is almost as common as cancer, few Swedes have ever heard of it. 
May 30, 2017

The World Health Organization adopts resolution to fight sepsis

On 26 May 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sepsis. The resolution urges governments to strengthen their policies in infection prevention and to decrease the spread of antimicrobial resistance. 

 
May 24, 2017

The World Health Assembly Side Event on Sepsis


The World Health Assembly Side Event on Sepsis will take place on May 24th in Geneva. It will be jointly hosted by the Global Sepsis Alliance, the German Ministry of Health and the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations. This event is taking place on the occasion of the 70th World Health Assembly passing a resolution on sepsis, which was unanimously recommend by the WHO Executive Board. The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. 
 

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