• Emerging Technologies Redefine Infectious Disease Diagnostics
    The diagnostics market for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus and human papilloma virus is expanding, giving rise to commercial opportunities especially in the developing economies of Asia, Africa and Latin ...More
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  • ECRI Institute Highlights Root Causes for Serious Patient Safety Events
    Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns ...More
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  • 179 Million Cases of Acute Diarrhea in U.S. Each Year, Most are Preventable
    In the United States, approximately 179 million cases of acute diarrhea occur each year, and most of those cases are entirely preventable, a researcher from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) concluded in a New England Journal of Medicine ...More
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  • URI Scientists, Collaborators Closer to Designing Vaccine for H. pylori
    Researchers from the University of Rhode Island are championing a recent breakthrough in the laboratory with hopes it could lead to a vaccine against the pathogen responsible for stomach cancer and to therapeutics for inflammatory diseases. The results were published Friday ...More
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  • Cow Manure Harbors Diverse New Antibiotic Resistance Genes
    Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertilizer, contains a surprising number of newly identified antibiotic resistance genes from the cows' gut bacteria. The findings, reported in mBio® the online open-access journal of the American Society for ...More
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  • Greece Reports First Case of MERS-CoV
    On April 18, 2014, the Ministry of Health of Greece reported one laboratory-confirmed case of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV).   The patient is a 69-year-old male Greek citizen residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who traveled back ...More
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  • Polio Confirmed in Equatorial Guinea, Linked to Outbreak in Cameroon
    In Equatorial Guinea, three new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases have been reported on 14 April 14, 2014, the first polio in the country since 1999. Genetic sequencing indicates these cases are linked to an ongoing WPV1 outbreak in Cameroon which has subsequently been ...More
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  • IAHCSMM Announces 2014 Award Recipients
    Each year, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) honors Central Service professionals who demonstrate outstanding leadership, knowledge, service, and skill in the CS profession. Many highly qualified candidates submitted ...More
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  • New Edition of Manual to Prepare for SPD Accreditation Surveys is Available
    Now available, the second edition of "Sterile Processing in Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys," is written as a guide to healthcare facilities seeking to comply with accrediting agency surveys (such as CMS, JC, AAAASF) as they relate to the ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 203 Cases, 129 Deaths
    As of April 17, 2014, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Guinea has reported a cumulative total of 203 clinical cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), including 129 deaths. To date, 158 patients have been tested for ebolavirus infection and 109 cases have been laboratory ...More
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