• Drug-Resistant Bacteria Defeated by Trojan Horse Strategy
    A new antimicrobial approach can kill bacteria in laboratory experiments and eliminate life-threatening infections in mice by interfering with a key bacterial nutrient, according to research led by a University of Washington scientist. The joint project, conducted at the ...More
    March 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Salary.com Announces Release of Fall 2006 Healthcare Compensation Survey; IC Coordinator Checks in at About $67K Annually
    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Salary.com, Inc. announces the results of the Fall 2006 Healthcare Compensation Survey. The survey covers a broad spectrum of healthcare positions and reports employee pay data for 130 key jobs, including many positions not typically found in other ...More
    March 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance in Plague
    The ability to resist many of the antibiotics used against plague has been found so far in only a single case of the disease in Madagascar. But because the same ability is present in other kinds of bacteria from a broad range of livestock, antibiotic resistance could ...More
    March 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Find Best Way to Detect Airborne Pathogens
    Current methods used to sniff out dangerous airborne pathogens may wrongly suggest that there is no threat to health when, in reality, there may be. But researchers have found a better method for collecting and analyzing these germs that could give a more accurate ...More
    March 21, 2007 Posted in News
  • Biotech Company Signs Agreement to Manufacture First Catheters Made from Guayule Latex
    CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Yulex Corporation announces it has signed an exclusive, royalty-based agreement with TechDevice Corporation, a medical device manufacturer that produces balloon catheters and guidewires for a variety of endoscopy, urology, and vascular applications. The ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • WHO to Issue New Data on Global Tuberculosis Epidemic
    Tuberculosis is one of the world's leading infectious killers, second only to HIV/AIDS. The 2007 WHO Global TB Control Report, to be issued on Thursday, March 22, updates the current trends on the airborne disease, with all the very latest data from nearly 200 countries. In ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • WHO Says International Action Needed to Increase Healthcare Workforce
    GENEVA -- A new international Task Force was launched and met for the first time earlier this month to tackle the global shortage of healthcare workers. With a shortfall of 4.3 million healthcare workers worldwide, including more than 1 million in Africa alone, there is an ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Too Many Antibiotics Prescribed for Sinus Infections
    By Catharine Paddock U.S. scientists researching treatments for sinus infections suggest that antibiotics are overprescribed to treat the condition. And they are concerned this could be increasing the drug resistance and virulence of infectious bacteria. The study was ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in News
  • Risk Factors for Spread of Respiratory Infections in Hospitals is Identified
    The 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in China has lessons to teach hospitals on how to prevent the spread of other respiratory diseases, according to new research appearing in the April 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, currently available ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • A Few More Tidbits From AORN
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) 54th Congress seems to be a great place for conducting polls. Here’s a look at what OR nurses had to say about a few timely topics. These nurses report that while they understand glove powder causes unnecessary risk ...More
    March 20, 2007 Posted in Blogs