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  • I-Flow Announces Agreement to Acquire AcryMed, Inc.
    LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- I-Flow Corporation announces that it has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire AcryMed, Inc., a privately held Oregon-based developer of innovative infection control and wound healing products. AcryMed shareholders will receive $25 ...More
    December 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Risk of HIV, West Nile Virus, E. coli Transmission May be Reduced Through Improved Blood Screening Methods
    CHICAGO -- The blood transfusion community should consider pathogen inactivation methods as an alternative way to assure the safety and availability of the nation's blood supply, a pathologist has written in the December issue of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology ...More
    December 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Drug Targets May Fight Tuberculosis, Bacterial Infections in Novel Way
    Over the course of the 20th century, doctors waged war against infectious bacterial illness with the best new weapon they had: antibiotics. But the emergence of dangerous, multi-drug resistant strains of tuberculosis and other killer infections means that in the 21st ...More
    December 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Eltrombopag Effective for Hepatitis C Patients With Low Blood-Platelet Counts
    For patients with hepatitis C, having a low blood platelet count is a frequent complication associated with advanced disease. This problem is compounded by the fact that standard antiviral treatment for the disease can further reduce platelet numbers to dangerously low ...More
    December 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Seeking Clues to How Tuberculosis Infects Cells
    Cornell researchers are using advanced genetic techniques to better understand the relationship between the bacteria that cause tuberculosis and the human immune system defense cells that engulf them. The researchers have discovered that unlike many bacterial pathogens, ...More
    December 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • In Largest U.S. Hepatitis C Trial, Researchers Determine Weight-Based Dosing is Key to Optimal Treatment
    As reported recently in the journal Hepatology, WIN-R, a multicenter study of more than 5,000 patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) showed treatment with weight-based REBETOL® (ribavirin, USP) (RBV) in combination with pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) alfa-2b achieved ...More
    December 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • 2008
    2007 has been an eventful year, and I hope it has been a good one for you as well. Infection Control Today is gearing up for another year of providing useful information to you so you may grow and prosper in your career. The New Year will begin with a shot gun start with ...More
    December 27, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • What Does Being an ICP Mean to You?
    With the holiday season just behind us, hopefully we have all had a chance to take stock of our lives and make resolutions for the new year, 2008. When I really sit down and count my blessings, I have to include stumbling into this role of the infection control practitioner ...More
    December 20, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Finding Common Ground
    The operating room (OR) calls the sterile processing department (SPD) and says, “Where is the doctor’s ortho tray?” The SPD replies, “We sent it up in the case cart.” The OR then says, “We can’t find it, no you didn’t.” The SPD insists, “Well, it’s up there, we just sent it ...More
    December 20, 2007 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • A New Year, New Issues, and New Resolve to Fight Infections
    It’s a new year, so of course everyone’s talking about making a list of resolutions. If you’re like me, you get out last year’s list and resolve to do better. My list doesn’t change much from year to year, in that I strive for excellence in all pursuits and try not to let ...More
    December 20, 2007 Posted in Articles