"We share the same concerns as the CDC about antibiotic resistant organisms and are pleased that ACTICOAT Dressings are bactericidal against five different strains of bacteria that carry NDM-1 carbapenemases," said Tom Dugan, President, North America, Advanced Wound Management division, Smith & Nephew. "Making this information widely available is part of our obligation to address public health issues and support clinicians and the patients they serve, helping them to reduce the human and economic costs of wounds."
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References 1) CDC 2012 CRE Toolkit. Guidance for Control of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. 2) CDC Vital Signs™ Report, March 2013 3) Hope et al. (2012) The In-Vitro antibacterial activity of nanocrystalline silver dressings against bacteria with NDM-1 carbapenemase. Presented at European Wound Management Association Conference. Vienna.
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