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  • Model Loses Hands and Feet to Pseudomonas Infection
    FoxNews this morning issued a report that Mariana Bridi da Costa has died. For an update, CLICK HERE.An infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa necessitated the amputation of the hands and feet of a 20-year-old Brazilian model. News reports say that Mariana Bridi da ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Manhattan Dialysis Center Notifies Patients of Possible Exposure to Hepatitis C
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- A Manhattan dialysis center is notifying patients after the facility identified, and a State Department of Health (DOH) investigation confirmed, one patient who contracted hepatitis C after undergoing dialysis there.Approximately 170 patients of the Upper ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Research Sheds Light on Emerging Seaborne Pathogen
    A new research study at the University of Delaware seeks to determine why Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a microorganism that lives in seawater and is related to the bacterium that causes cholera, is expanding its range and virulence.Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a leading cause of ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Biotech Venture Seeks West Nile Virus Treatment from Antibodies in Geese
    Rich Glynn, a straight-talking entrepreneur from South Dakota, doesn’t mince words when explaining why a partnership between his fledgling goose operation and the University of North Dakota is a match made in heaven.“Had it not been for UND and the support of ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Three “Never Events” That Trigger Non-Payment
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced three national coverage determinations (NCDs) to establish uniform national policies that will prevent Medicare from paying for certain serious, preventable errors in medical care. The following errors, called ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • APIC’s “Targeting Zero” Initiative Offers Evidence-Based Elimination Strategies to Fight HAIs
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has expanded its Targeting Zero initiative for 2009 to offer comprehensive education and guidance to prevent the most common and fatal healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Targeting Zero ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Treatment Option for Latent Tuberculosis
    Patients who are infected with the latent form of tuberculosis (TB) show no symptoms and are not contagious, yet they pose the biggest challenge when it comes to controlling the disease. The latest study by Dr. Dick Menzies of the Research Institute of the McGill University ...More
    January 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sandel Gives Medical Center a Colorful Patient Safety Solution
    CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- Sandel Medical Industries, LLC, a leader in patient safety, has provided a colorful assist to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital’s efforts to improve safety conditions in the operating room.Patients, surgeons, nurses are all ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Topical Treatment Wipes Out Herpes with RNAi
    Whether condoms or abstinence, most efforts to prevent sexually transmitted diseases have a common logic: keep the pathogen out of your body altogether. While this approach is certainly reasonable enough, it doesn’t help the countless people worldwide who, for a ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • No We Can't!
    At the risk of receiving a lot of hate mail, I'll go ahead and say it: No, we can't. No, we can't make our economic problems go away by throwing more paper money at it. No, we can't fix our broken healthcare system overnight, no matter how much technology you foist upon it. ...More
    January 21, 2009 Posted in Blogs