• Joint Commission Announces 2007 National Patient Safety Goals
    OAK BROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations today announced the 2007 National Patient Safety Goals and related Requirements for each of its accreditation programs and its Disease-Specific Care certification program. The Goals ...More
    June 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • AORN Celebrates National Time Out Day, June 21, 2006
    Despite articles, research, intense national media, and tool kits and training from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and other organizations, the Joint Commission (JCAHO) documents that the number of incorrect site surgeries actually increased in ...More
    June 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Research Finding in Treatment of Rotavirus Could Have Worldwide Effect on Health of Children
    TAMPA, Fla. -- Romark Laboratories announces that findings from research in the use of its drug, nitazoxanide, for the treatment of rotavirus could substantially reduce the impact of this viral disease affecting mostly children. Rotavirus is the leading cause of morbidity ...More
    June 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Increase in Counterfeit Anti-Malarial Drug Prompts Call for Better Enforcement
    Georgia Tech assistant professor Facundo Fernandez and his students are studying new, high-throughput screening techniques to detect and quantify the contents of counterfeit anti-malarial drugs and other fake pharmaceuticals. Photo by Gary Meek. A worsening epidemic of ...More
    June 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Protein Structure May Lead to Treatment for Infection Targeting Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    The six-sided ring in the Hcp1 crystal structure provided a clue to the secretion pathway of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that is a leading killer of cystic fibrosis patients. Argonne National Laboratory image by Marianne Cuff. Argonne researchers have determined the structure of ...More
    June 10, 2006 Posted in News
  • Family of Legionnaire's Victim Files Lawsuit
    NEW YORK -- The family of Richard Montesano today announced the filing of a lawsuit against New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center for the April 13, 2005 death of Richard Montesano, 63, of Tarrytown, N.Y. It was filed in the Supreme Court of the ...More
    June 8, 2006 Posted in News
  • U.S. Approves Wild Bird Avian Flu Surveillance Network
    In an effort to improve the tracking of avian influenza, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $5 million in support for a new initiative that will monitor wild bird populations for the disease around the globe, according to the New ...More
    June 8, 2006 Posted in News
  • HPV Vaccine: Researcher on the Forefront of Public Health Breakthrough
    Ellen Daley, PhD, is living a researcher’s dream. She and her colleagues stand on the forefront of a veritable medical milestone and a major public health initiative — a newly approved vaccine that will prevent the certain strains of cancer-causing HPV and, in turn, can ...More
    June 8, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Support for Short-Course Antibiotic Therapy Emerges
    The latest British Medical Journal reports that taking antibiotics for three days is just as effective for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) as continuing treatment for the recommended seven to 10 days. We know that shorter courses of treatment can aid in the fight against ...More
    June 8, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • Professor's Phage-Hunters Strike Pay Dirt
    A handful of Pittsburgh high school and college students, openly encouraged to dig in the dirt around their homes and schools by their teachers and professors, have isolated and characterized 30 viruses that infect bacteria. As a result of their foray into the world of ...More
    June 8, 2006 Posted in News