• Washington Hospitals Reduce Rates of Surgical Infection
    SEATTLE -- Eleven Washington state hospitals have worked for the last year as part of the Surgical Infection Prevention Collaborative Northwest (SIP NW) to reduce their rates of surgical infections, which are recognized as a major preventable form of patient injury, ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Physicians Urge Bayer to Cease Marketing Baytril
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has joined other groups in calling for Bayer Corporation to remove from the market its drug, Baytril, a ciprofloxacin-like antibiotic used in poultry. Infectious disease experts, like consumer groups, are ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • Method to Remove Virus from Bones, Tissues for Transplants Questioned
    Newswise -- A method once thought to inactivate retroviruses such as HIV from bones and connective tissues used in transplant procedures may not be quite as effective as originally thought, researchers at Michigan State University have concluded. In a paper to be presented ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • Mouse Model Mimics Real-World Plague Infection
    An experimental plague vaccine has proved 100 percent effective when tested in a new mouse model for plague infection developed by scientists at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML), part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Genome Sequence Reveals Leaner, Meaner Intestinal Parasite
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Cryptosporidium parvum, an insidious, one-celled, waterborne parasite that lodges in the intestines of infected people and animals and for which there is currently no effective treatment, is missing key structures normally found in similar parasites, say ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Researchers Look for Reasons Why Viral Infections Exacerbate Asthma
    Newswise -- Researchers know that viral infections can exacerbate asthma and, in turn, make people with the condition more sensitive to environmental exposures such as endotoxin. But how viral infections contribute to this sensitivity in airway cells has not been clear. A ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Australian "Mud Football" Game Sickens Players
    Participants in a charity "mud football" competition in Western Australia didn't just get exercise and entertainment; more than one-quarter of the players went to the emergency room the next day with infected wounds, according to a study in the April 15, 2004 issue of ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Antioxidants May Increase Sepsis Survival
    DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Combining antioxidants with the standard sepsis treatments of antibiotics and fluid resuscitation can increase sepsis survival in an animal model, according to an article in the February 2004 issue of Critical Care Medicine. "Our study suggests ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • CACC to Sponsor Infection Control Program
    ONTARIO, Calif. -- The "Foundations of Infection Control" program, sponsored by the California APIC Coordinating Council, will be held Sept. 19-23, 2004 at the Ontario Airport Marriott. This three-part program is for new or intermediate infection control practitioners ...More
    March 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • AORN Elects '04-'05 Officers
    SAN DIEGO -- New officers and members of the board of directors of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), were elected at the association's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. The 2004 - 2005 Officers include (* Newly elected; ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News