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  • Pressure Ulcers Increasing Among Hospital Patients
    Hospitalizations involving patients with pressure ulcers– either developed before or after admission – increased by nearly 80 percent between 1993 and 2006, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Pressure ...More
    December 10, 2008 Posted in News
  • Scientists Identify ‘Border Patrol Agents' in the Gut
    Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have shown in mice how and under what circumstances the gut activates its defensive mechanisms to prevent illness. Scientists have known for decades that microbial cells in the human gut outnumber the body’s own cells by ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Half-Dose Flu Shot Appears to Produce Immune Response in Young, Healthy Adults
    Individuals younger than 50 who have been previously vaccinated do not appear to have a substantially different immune response to a half-dose of influenza vaccine than to a full dose, according to a report in the Dec. 8/22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine (Arch ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Identifies Characteristics of Hospitals With Low SSI Rates
    New research published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) suggests that surgical procedures that are shorter in duration and the use of fewer blood transfusions characterize hospitals that have a lower incidence of surgical site ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Biologists Spy Close-up View of Poliovirus Linked to Host Cell Receptor
    By Emil Venere Researchers from Purdue and Stony Brook universities have determined the precise atomic-scale structure of the poliovirus attached to key receptor molecules in human host cells and also have taken a vital snapshot of processes leading to infection. The virus ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Researchers Study Virus With Unusual Properties
    A team of researchers from Penn State University and the University of Chicago has uncovered clues that may explain how and why a particular virus, called N4, injects an unusual substance -- an RNA polymerase protein -- into an E. coli bacterial cell. The results, which are ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Promising Malaria Vaccine Trials Lead to Calls for Phase 3 Development
    Experts are recommending that a malaria vaccine progress to Phase 3 trials following the successful trial of the RTS, S/AS01E malaria vaccine among 5-17 month old children in Korogwe, Tanzania and coastal Kenya, which is reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C Treatment Reduces the Virus but Liver Damage Continues
    Treating patients who have chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease with long-term pegylated interferon significantly decreased their liver enzymes, viral levels and liver inflammation, but the treatment did not slow or prevent the progression of serious liver ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • SPSmedical Supply Corp. Offers Educational Audio Seminars
    SPSmedical Supply Corp. of Rochester, N.Y. has began providing a free educational audio seminar on its Web site. A new educational program with handouts will be posted every 90 days. Listen to industry experts discuss sterilization best practices, as defined by AAMI ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News
  • Covidien’s Kendall Wound Care Products Now Available Through Cardinal Health
    Covidien, a global provider of healthcare products, announce an extended offering of its market-leading Kendall line of wound care bandages, dressings and gauze, sold under the brand names of Curity™, Kerlix™, Telfa™, Dermacea™ and others, are now ...More
    December 8, 2008 Posted in News