• 3M Health Care Honored in 2006 Frost & Sullivan Wound Care Practitioner Choice Awards
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- In recognition of 3M Health Care's performance in the U.S. wound care market, Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, recently awarded 3M with the 2006 Wound Care Practitioner Choice Customer Service Leadership Award. This Award is given ...More
    July 11, 2006 Posted in News
  • Anti-Herpes Drug Reduces Need for Caesarean Sections in Infected Women
    UT Southwestern researchers, including Dr. Jeanne Sheffield, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, have found that giving an anti-viral drug to pregnant women who have genital herpes significantly lowers the rate of Caesarean sections needed to protect the ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • Emphasis on Performance Measures May Lead to Inappropriate Antibiotic Use
    Patients with suspected pneumonia may receive antibiotics unnecessarily as a result of hospital and physician efforts to meet certain performance measures. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) uses the timing of pneumonia-related antibiotic therapy as a core ...More
    July 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • British Researchers Say Tuberculosis Among Socially Excluded Groups Must be Addressed
    Tuberculosis can infect anyone, but predominantly affects the poor, write Alistair Story and colleagues. In London, where over 40 percent of all cases in the UK in 2004 were reported, rates of tuberculosis have more than doubled since 1987 and are now the highest among ...More
    July 7, 2006 Posted in News
  • Whooping Cough Endemic Among UK School-Age Children
    Nearly 40 percent of school-age children in the United Kingdom who visit their family doctor with a persistent cough have evidence of whooping cough infection, even though they have been fully immunized, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal today. These ...More
    July 7, 2006 Posted in News
  • Experiments Raise Hopes for Pre-symptom vCJD Blood Test
    Writing in the Friday, July 7, 2006, issue of Science, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have reported on experiments that soon may help medical science estimate how many people are infected with the human form of mad cow disease, the ...More
    July 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Research on the Flu in Children Resulted in New Vaccination Recommendations
    Kathy Poehling, MD The study that led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to change its recommendations for giving flu shots to children is published in the July 6 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The recommendations went into effect in ...More
    July 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Companies Planning for an Avian Flu Pandemic but Outcomes Uncertain
    A significant majority of global corporations currently have either a detailed avian flu pandemic readiness plan in place or are in the process of developing a plan, according to a report released today by The Conference Board, the global research and business membership ...More
    July 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • New UCSD Program to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria
    In response to the major public health threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are launching a new program to develop novel antibiotics – from initial discovery, through development and testing, to ...More
    July 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Is the OR the Next War Zone?
    I suspect we will achieve peace in the Middle East before we’ll ever see harmony between doctors and nurses in the operating room. Not only is it an embarrassment to the perioperative community, it is counterproductive for the practitioners and potentially fatal for the ...More
    July 6, 2006 Posted in Blog