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  • NQF Invites Comments on HAI Project
    The National Quality Forum (NQF) announces that the first draft report of the Patient Safety Measures project focusing on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) measures is now available for public and member comment. NQF launched the Patient Safety Measures project to ...More
    October 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Loyola Again Makes Flu Shot Mandatory for All Employees
    The best way to prevent the spread of the flu to patients in a medical setting would be to require all healthcare workers to get an annual flu shot, says the American Academy of Pediatrics. Joining the academy’s recent call for mandatory flu shots for all health workers is ...More
    October 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • IV Connectors Studied for Preventing Bacterial Growth
    Two IV needleless connectors made by RyMed Technologies outperformed other connectors in suppressing bacteria known to cause catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI), according to a poster presentation at the 2010 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. ...More
    October 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Link Hepatitis C Virus Infection to Fat Enzyme in Liver Cells
    Scientists at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI) have found that an enzyme associated with the storage of fat in the liver is required for the infectious activity of the hepatitis C virus (HCV). This discovery may offer a new strategy for treating the ...More
    October 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • Inviragen and PharmaJet Receive NIAID Contract to Develop Needle-free Dengue Vaccine
    Inviragen and PharmaJet announce the award of a five year, $15.5 million dollar contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to advance the development of a needle-free, easy to administer dengue vaccine. The award will fund preclinical ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Researchers Determine the Genetic Blueprint of the Lyme Disease Bacteria
    Researchers Dr. Steven E. Schutzer of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and Dr. Claire M. Fraser-Liggett of the Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland, and their collaborators have made a major achievement toward better understanding Lyme disease, by ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Learn How Immune Cells Communicate
    A billion people living in underdeveloped areas around the world are infected with parasitic helminthes, worms that survive by residing in and feeding on their hosts. These infestations can cause chronic intestinal (and occasionally systemic) illnesses leading to long-term ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • Institutions Measure Bloodstream Infection Rates Differently
    A new study looking at how hospitals identify pediatric patients who develop catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CA-BSI) found significant inconsistencies in the methods used to report the number of patients who develop them. The study, led by Matthew Niedner, MD, ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • GE Healthcare's Smart Patient Room to Begin Data Collection
    GE Healthcare announced today that the Smart Patient Room pilot at Bassett Medical Center has been approved by the site’s Institutional Review Board to begin data collection. The innovative technology solution was installed as part of GE’s healthymagination initiative with ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • DiFUSION Technologies Completes Successful Antimicrobial Implant Animal Trial
    DiFUSION Technologies is a medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of its proprietary CleanFUZE™ anti-microbial technology for orthopedic implants and its new Xiphos™ line of Posterior Interbody products for spinal surgery. ...More
    October 8, 2010 Posted in News