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  • Hereditary Link Determined in Pancreatic Cancer
    NEW YORK - In a recent report from the International Journal of Cancer, a Canadian team of researchers has discovered a hereditary link concerning pancreatic cancer. The team from the University of Toronto researched a case-control study of 174 patients with incident ...More
    March 18, 2002 Posted in News
  • Traveler's Disease Vaccine in Trials
    GAITHERSBURG, Md - Officials at Antex Biolgics Inc., have announced they will being testing their Activax combination vaccine. Activax reportedly is designed to protect those inoculated from Campylobacter jejuni and Shigella sonnei. Campylobacter jejuni is estimated to ...More
    March 18, 2002 Posted in News
  • Research Links Air Pollution, Lung Cancer
    WASHINGTON, D.C .-Scientists from Brigham Young University and New York University have found long-term exposure to air pollution may significantly increase a person's risk of developing lung cancer. The risk may actually be as dangerous as being exposed frequently to ...More
    March 6, 2002 Posted in News
  • Gonorrhea Rates Even Out in US
    ATLANTA - According to officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infection rates of the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea are leveling off in the US. The bacterial infection can be treated antibiotics when detected early. However, if left ...More
    March 6, 2002 Posted in News
  • DNA Mutation May Provide HIV Defense
    LOS ANGELES - Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles report finding a genetic defense mechanism in monkeys that may prevent illness caused by AIDS infection. The natural substance found in the bone marrow of rhesus monkeys is called retrocyclin. The ...More
    March 5, 2002 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2002: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS Dateline: Urban Tora Bori, India, Africa, Asia. Dear ICTees, Alas, if some people have their way, this could be one of my last transmissions. Things are not going well for me. It ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Relaxing in Filth:
    Relaxing in Filth:What Your Whirlpool Tub May Be HidingBy Kelli M. DonleyPiped tubs in healthcare centers may be responsible for a myriad of nosocomial infectionsAncient Roman architects were known for their grandiose adaptations of outsiders' ideas. The great bath in ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Objective Decision-Making:
    Objective Decision-Making: Using a Surgical Instrument/Mobile Equipment Tracking System By Rose Seavey, RN, MBA, CNOR, ACSP TCH employee Ann Harvey demonstrates scanning an instrument that has come from the sterilizer. A surgical instrument/mobile equipment tracking system ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2002: Fighting Resistance
    Fighting Resistance By Michelle Gardner During the past, indiscriminate use of antibiotics has given once-susceptible bacteria the chance to develop defenses against antibiotics, thus providing the opportunity for resistant strains to flourish. Reports of ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2002: Follow Standard Precautions When Handling Soiled Linens
    Follow Standard Precautions When Handling Soiled LinensBy Kelly M. PyrekHow infectious is hospital linen? In the 1970s the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated, "Although soiled linen has been identified as a source of large numbers of pathogenic ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions