• 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 Blogs
  • VHA Research Finds Disruptive Behavior Common in Operating Rooms; Behavior Linked to Adverse Events, Medical Errors, and Mortality
    IRVING, Texas -- New research conducted by VHA Inc., a national healthcare alliance, has found that disruptive behavior between surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists occurs frequently in hospital operating rooms and can negatively affect patient outcomes. Of those ...More
    July 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Flying the Friendly, TB-Free Skies
    Getting lost in all of the excitement about the Fourth of July holiday weekend, was the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has issued updated guidelines for the airline industry that hopefully will further minimize the risk of tuberculosis (TB) and ...More
    July 5, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • WHO Updates Aviation Guidelines for TB Prevention
    Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) issued updated guidelines for the airline industry that will further minimize the risk of tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious diseases being passed from passenger to passenger on board aircraft. The 'Tuberculosis and Air ...More
    July 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • As Seen at APIC 2006
    As Seen at APIC 2006 Professional Disposables International Professional Disposables International, the healthcare division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc., offers Chlorascrub™, a new and effective chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) product. Chlorascrub is designed to be easy to use, ...More
    June 30, 2006 Posted in Articles