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  • Pirates of the CS
    Ahoy Maitie! There were some 600+ landlubbers on hand for the kick-off party at this year's 50th IAHCSMM Annual Conference hosted by SPS Medical. Between the pirates on hand (yours truly included) and the wenches (one of the few times you can use this term in a PC world) ...More
    May 5, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • CDC Experts Discuss Measles Outbreaks
    In a press briefing held yesterday, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided an update on the measles outbreaks cropping up throughout the country.“We have had more cases of measles this year than in any year since 2001,” ...More
    May 2, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Novation Adds BD/GeneOhm Products to Microbiology Products Portfolio
    IRVING, Texas -- Novation, a leading healthcare contracting services company of VHA Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista, LLC., and Becton Dickinson (BD)  announced today that they have agreed to add the BD GeneOhm molecular products to the ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Turning on Cell-to-Cell Communication Wipes Out Staph Biofilms
    Established staph biofilm (left). Two days after addition of AIP more than 90 percent of biofilm has detached (right). Illustration by Alexander Horswill, University of Iowa   University of Iowa researchers have succeeded in wiping out established biofilms of ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Study Indicates Silver-coated Catheters Reduce Urinary Tract Infections
    Using silver-coated catheters for patients significantly reduced the most common hospital-acquired infection, according to a study published in the April issue of Urologic Nursing, the journal of the Society of Urological Nurses and Associates.Two nurses from a 42-bed ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Scientists Discover How Some Bacteria Survive Antibiotics
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered how some bacteria can survive antibiotic treatment by turning on resistance mechanisms when exposed to the drugs. The findings, published in the April 24 issue of the journal Molecular Cell, could lead to ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Early Treatment of Stomach Infection May Prevent Cancer
    Based on research using a new mouse model of gastritis and stomach cancer, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that prompt treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infections reverses damage to the lining of the stomach that can lead to ...More
    May 1, 2008 Posted in News
  • Research Findings Open New Front in Fight Against AIDS Virus
    A research group supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has uncovered a new route for attacking the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that may offer a way to circumvent problems with drug resistance. In findings published today in the online edition of the ...More
    April 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Kimberly Clark Health Care and 3M Join Forces to Empower Central Sterilization Personnel
    ROSWELL, Ga. and ST. PAUL, Minn.  -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care and 3M Health Care announced today the formation of a collaborative effort to empower central sterilization (CS) personnel in America’s hospitals. Designed to generate awareness and appreciation ...More
    April 30, 2008 Posted in News
  • Immune System Kick-started in Moist Nasal Lining in Sinusitis, Asthma and Colds
    Scientists at Johns Hopkins have outlined a new path for potential therapies to combat inflammation associated with sinusitis and asthma based on a new understanding of the body's earliest immune response in the nose and sinus cavities. Researchers say their findings, to be ...More
    April 29, 2008 Posted in News