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  • Surveillance for UTI Improves Quality of Life for Kidney Transplant Patients
    Urinary tract infection (UTI) remains one of the main complications after kidney transplantation and it has serious consequences. Rivera-Sanchez, et al. (2010) evaluated 52 patients with kidney transplantation for UTI at three to 145 days (mean 40.0 days) after surgery. ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • SHEA, IDSA Present Course on Antimicrobial Stewardship
    The course, "Implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Workshop on Development, Maintenance and Measuring Success," will be offered as a pre-meeting workshop to the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) on Oct. 20, 2010, from 8 a.m. to ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Companies Aim to Develop a Salmonella Detection Product
    PositiveID Corporation and its development partner Receptors LLC announce their plans to develop a product to capture salmonella for detection and diagnostics, and potentially other foodborne illnesses such as E. coli. PositiveID believes the Combinatorial Artificial ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Repurposing the Smallpox Vaccine to Battle HIV
    Researchers from The Wistar Institute recently reported that a human adenovirus called AdHu26, once thought uncommon, is not so rare after all. This could be bad news for scientists eager to use engineered AdHu26 human adenoviruses as vaccines against HIV and other ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Premier Awards 3M with Sole Source and ASCEND Contracts for Sterilization Assurance Products
    3M today announces that Premier, Inc., a company specializing in healthcare performance improvement, has awarded a sole source contract to 3M for their Sterilization Assurance products, which include biological and chemical indicators, Bowie Dick tests, and indicator tapes. ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Premier Offers Webcast on New CMS Reporting Requirements
    Premier healthcare alliance will host a Webcast, "Using the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to Meet the New CMS Reporting Requirement," on Aug. 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT. The event is part of Premier's Advisor Live™ audioconference series, and there is no ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Pandemic Flu Experience Drives New Approach to Medical Countermeasures
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has released an examination of the federal government’s system to produce medications, vaccines, equipment and supplies needed for a health emergency, known as medical countermeasures. The ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Universal Flu Vaccinations Urged
    Flu vaccine will soon be available at local pharmacies and doctor’s offices, and government officials are urging everyone over 6 months of age to receive it. This year’s vaccine protects against H1N1 and two other strains of seasonal flu. The recommendation represents a ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Survey Looks at Cleaning Industry's Reaction to H1N1
    A recent survey polled 131 jansan distributors and their customers regarding their thoughts on last year's H1N1 scare and its impact on the professional cleaning industry. The survey was commissioned by Enviro-Solutions, a manufacturer of environmentally preferable cleaning ...More
    August 23, 2010 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene
  • Researchers Identify Two Drugs That May Fight HIV
    Researchers at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center have identified two drugs that, when combined, may serve as an effective treatment for HIV. The two drugs, decitabine and gemcitabine – both FDA approved and currently used in pre-cancer and cancer therapy – ...More
    August 20, 2010 Posted in News