• Kimberly-Clark Ballard Trach Care Covered Under New CMS Reimbursement Code
    DRAPER, Utah -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care, a market leader in closed suction systems, announced that effective immediately, its BALLARD* TRACH CARE* Closed Tracheal Suction Systems are now covered under CMS code A4605 (formerly A4609 and A4610) and has a set fee schedule ...More
    April 27, 2005 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Thousands of Infection Prevention Experts to Gather in Baltimore This June
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The nation’s top experts in the field of infection prevention and control will be convening in Baltimore for the 32nd Annual Educational Conference & International Meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Salmonella Cases in Minnesota Linked to Frozen Chicken Entrees
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Four cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to frozen, prebrowned, single-serving, microwavable stuffed chicken entrees, state health and agriculture officials said today. The findings prompted them to remind consumers to make sure that all raw ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Study Reports StatLock Reduces Urinary Tract Infections
    LOS ANGELES -- The StatLock Foley catheter securement device reduced catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) by 45 percent in a prospective, randomized, multicenter study, according to an abstract presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Molecular Models Advance the Fight Against Malaria
    Research from Dartmouth Medical School, demonstrating how malaria parasites form mutations that make them stubbornly resistant to drug therapy, may hold the key to a new treatments for a disease that afflicts more than half a billion people worldwide. The scientists ...More
    April 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • National Infant Immunization Week Urges Parents to Vaccinate
    The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will launch the second decade of National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) with events beginning April 24 and continuing through April 30, 2005. Immunization has ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Promising New West Nile Therapy Cures Disease in Mice
    West Nile virus alarmed Americans when it made its first U.S. appearance in New York City in 1999. It has since spread from coast to coast, sickened more than 16,000 Americans and killed more than 600. As the virus spread, medical investigators hastened research to develop ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • 10 Years Before Malaria Vaccine is Ready for Widespread Use
    A seminar on malaria in this week’s issue of The Lancet states that it will be at least a decade before a vaccine for the disease will be ready for widespread use and emphasizes the need to expand the use of existing control methods. Brian Greenwood of the London School of ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Approves Roche's Cobas AmpliScreen Hepatitis B Test for Use in Screening Blood Donors
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Roche Diagnostics announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the COBAS AmpliScreen HBV Test for use in a mini-pool format as a screening test for the detection of Hepatitis B (HBV) in donated whole blood, blood components, source ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Bird Flu Outbreak in North Korea Contained
    WASHINGTON and ROME -- The recent outbreak of avian influenza in North Korea has been successfully contained, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, which is urging the country to continue surveillance on the affected farms and ...More
    April 25, 2005 Posted in News