• Strep, Psychiatric Symptoms Possibly Linked in Some Children
    New research suggests that strep infections in children may increase involuntary movements and disruptive behaviors associated with some psychiatric disorders. In an eight-month study of 693 children in a Florida public school system, University of Florida researchers found ...More
    February 7, 2007 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Fighter Goes Where Antibiotics Can't
    Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have figured out a way to turn one of nature’s most powerful microbe fighters into a guided missile that strikes specifically at a common bacteria responsible for serious infections throughout the body. Professor ...More
    February 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care Launches InteguSeal* Microbial Sealant in the United States
    ROSWELL, Ga. -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces the launch of Kimberly-Clark* InteguSeal* Microbial Sealant (InteguSeal* Microbial Sealant), a first-in-class microbial barrier designed to reduce the risk of skin flora contamination throughout a surgical procedure. ...More
    February 6, 2007 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover Human Skin Harbors Completely Unknown Bacteria
    It appears that the skin, the largest organ in our body, is a kind of zoo and some of the inhabitants are quite novel, according to a new study. Researchers found 182 species of bacteria in skin samples. Eight percent were unknown species that had never before been ...More
    February 5, 2007 Posted in News
  • University of Pennsylvania Health System Selects TheraDoc® to Monitor Infection Control
    SALT LAKE CITY -- The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) has selected active infection surveillance and real-time injury detection and prevention systems provided by TheraDoc® Inc. UPHS will also use TheraDoc to evaluate, enhance and monitor the optimization of ...More
    February 5, 2007 Posted in News
  • Medline Introduces Wound Measurement Software
    MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Medline Industries Inc., the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, announces the release of PictZar®, a new medical software program designed to help clinicians more accurately measure and track the progress of ...More
    February 5, 2007 Posted in News
  • Applying Chlorhexidine Gluconate Prior to Surgery May Prevent Surgical Site Infection and MRSA
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surgical site infections (SSIs) are the leading hospital-acquired infection (38 percent) and the third most common hospital-acquired infection for surgery patients. Patients are increasingly carrying harmful ...More
    February 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • HHS Unveils Two New Efforts to Advance Pandemic Flu Preparedness
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in cooperation with departments and agencies across the Federal Government, announced two new efforts designed to improve state, local and community preparedness for ...More
    February 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • 2007 Infection Prevention Heroes Calendar Recognizes APIC Members
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second annual “Heroes of Infection Prevention” Calendar recognizing infection prevention and control professionals and epidemiologists from throughout the world has been released by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Rx for Wrong-Site Surgery: Two Minutes of Conversation
    A study of Johns Hopkins surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses suggests that hospital policies requiring a brief pre-operation ”team meeting” to make sure surgery is performed on the right patient and the right part of the body could decrease errors. In the study, which ...More
    February 1, 2007 Posted in News