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I am working as physiotherapist in Shalby hospital ahmedabad for 4 years. I have passed out from Rajiv gandhi university of health and sciences Bangalore. I want to apply for Newzealand physiotherapy board registration so anyone there from India who got registered as physiotherapist in new zealand please help me.

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Hi Priyank, welcome. Feel free to go through these forum threads returned by search [link]

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Arun: 04 Mar : 02:01 AM

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Another SuperBug in the news, the KPC Bug.

Sunday 24 October 2010 - 10:12:57


Another Superbug in news, the KPC Super bug. One would be wrong if guessed it to be 'Kansas SuperBug' or 'Kentucky Superbug' or 'Kaulalumpur Superbug', it is 'Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase' producing Superbug. In Chicago, the bacteria which produces Pneumonia and unrinary tract infections have been found to be active again as per the survey of Chicago-area healthcare facilities undertaken by researchers at Rush University Medical Center and the Cook County Department of Public Health. The result was presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in Vancouver. These bugs cause infections with high mortality rates and are resistant to the most commonly used antibiotics.
The bacteria were first identified in the U.S. on the East Coast in 1999 and have been gradually spreading across the country. The first report of the bacteria in Chicago was in 2007. And seems like wise sense prevailed at that time from naming the Bug as 'US SuperBug' or the 'Chicago SuperBug' unlike was the case in naming another bug as the 'NewDelhi SuperBug' recently.
The survey found that between 2009 and 2010, the number of healthcare facilities in Chicago that reported infections with the bacteria increased by 30 percent, and the number of patients who tested positive for the bacteria nearly tripled.
Specifically, in 2009, 26 of 54 health facilities reported identification of KPC-producing bacteria. A year later, that number increased to 37 of 57 facilities. The mean number of patients who tested positive for the bacteria at each facility increased from 3.8 to 10.2.
According to Dr. Mary Hayden, director of clinical microbiology and associate professor of infectious diseases and pathology at Rush University Medical Center,KPC-producing bacteria are a common type of bacterium that has evolved into a dangerous source of infection and a major challenge for infection control, and infections due to these bacteria are difficult to treat because most strains are resistant to the majority of our usual antibiotics with some strains resistant to all drugs.
One important measure, she said, is coordination between long-term care facilities and acute-care hospitals, since patients who are infected with KPC-colonizing bacteria are often transferred between facilities for treatment. Contact isolation is crucial to control spread of the bacteria.
According to Hayden, infection with KPC-positive bacteria is associated with high mortality. In one study, she said, researchers had found that patients infected with these bacteria were three times as likely to die as were patients infected with similar, but KPC-negative bacteria.
SuperBugs are active in the news again. One can hope there will be a Super Antibiotic coming up in the news too.
Courtesy: [link], [link]

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