• Infection Control Today: Case Study
    Thinking Back Into the Box How One Healthcare Provider Created Significant Savings by Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices By Susanne Burnham The program has been very successful from the perspective of our primary goal — achieving quality patient care and cost savings. ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: Product Locator
    DeRoyal The Apex Bandage is a one-ply polyester and rayon blend that is designed to conform easily to body contours; it stretches and clings to itself. Designed to be highly absorbent, it remains in place when saturated with drainage. Soft and low-linting, it can be used as ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • The ABCs of Reprocessing: Educating Sterile Processing Staff
    The ABCs of Reprocessing: Educating Sterile Processing Staff By Kathy Dix EDUCATION is one of the most critical components related to the work in the sterile processing department (SPD), especially in terms of cleaning, reprocessing and disinfection. However, the need for ...More
    June 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Study Tests Potential Herpes Vaccine
    A study underway at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) aims to determine whether an experimental vaccine is safe and effective in preventing genital herpes in young women. The study marks the final phase of testing for the candidate vaccine, called HERPEVAC, ...More
    May 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Trait Offers Malaria Immunity to Children
    The blood cell abnormality, sickle cell trait, gives an increasing amount of protection against malaria as young children grow during their first 10 years of life, new research has revealed. Between the ages of 2 and 10 immunity to the disease, which kills up to 2 million ...More
    May 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Is Mad Cow Disease Caused by Bacteria?
    Researcher Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, whose work has appeared in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and other respected medical journals, isn’t satisfied with the current explanation for mad cow disease. “Current mad cow diagnosis,” says Lawrence Broxmeyer, MD,  “lies ...More
    May 31, 2005 Posted in News
  • Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Initiates S. Epidermidis Vaccine Phase I Study
    ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Nabi Biopharmaceuticals announced today the initiation of the first human clinical study of its vaccine being developed to prevent Staphylococcus epidermidis infections in at-risk patients.  At-risk patients include neonates, patients with indwelling ...More
    May 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • CDC Recommends Meningococcal Vaccine for Adolescents and College Freshmen
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now recommends routine vaccination of children 11-12 years old, previously unvaccinated adolescents at high school entry, and college freshmen living in dormitories with the newly licensed meningococcal conjugate vaccine ...More
    May 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Benching Bacteria from Athletics: New Sporting Goods Line Answers Call for Protection Against Antibiotic-Resistant Staph Infections
    ST. LOUIS -- Today's athletes are combating a new rival on and off the field -- benching some jocks and hospitalizing others. This microscopic adversary, known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), silently lurks on exercise equipment and sport towels, ...More
    May 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves MERREM IV for Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- AstraZeneca today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its antibiotic MERREM I.V. (meropenem for injection) to treat adults and children with complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI).  MERREM currently is ...More
    May 26, 2005 Posted in News