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  • Latex Allergy Update
    Latex Allergy Update By Curtis P. Hamann, MD, Pamela A. Rodgers, PhD, and Kim Sullivan Often thought of as a modern-day malady, allergic reactions to rubber gloves were first reported in the early 1930s. However, the number of reported reactions rapidly increased as the ...More
  • Making the Choice
    Instrument Standardization By R. Michael Appleby Standardizing surgical instruments used in various departments in the hospital can control costs, increase instrument processing efficiencies, and help in training personnel. The challenge for instrument-using departments ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. Stock Drops After Investigation Announcement
    NEW YORK-Federal investigators are looking at pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. after reports that the company gave free drugs and devices to doctors in exchange for purchase of other Bristol drugs. Bristol stock fell 3% Tuesday after the announcement. A ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Best Manufacturing Announces Designs New Gloves
    ALTANTA, Ga-Best Manufacturing, a provider of hand protection for industrial and medical markets, announced the addition of two work gloves to its general purpose line. The Nitri Flex Lite and Skinny Dip gloves provide an alternative to cotton and lightweight leather ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Stopping the Spread of TB
    Stopping the Spread of TB A Japanese Hospital Case Study By Y Nakajima, MD, PhD, and T Mori, MD, PhD Japan has experienced a resurgence in tuberculosis during the last several years. One of the most relevant factors is the rapidly aging population where the population of ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • When Used as Directed...
    Antimicrobial Product Labels and Regulations By Marcia Ellis and Kirsten Buck Antimicrobial products, whether they be hard surface disinfectants or skin care products, are essential in infection control. It is important for the infection control practitioner to understand ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Resistant Bacteria: What are the Facts?
    Resistant Bacteria: What are the Facts? By Rhonda D. Jones, BS, RM The emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria linked with the overuse and misuse of antibiotics has become a legitimate public health concern. Scientists, infection control practitioners, epidemiologists, ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Women at Higher Risk of AIDS Infection in Africa, Asia
    WASHINGTON, DC-A new United Nation report shows that women in Africa and Asia are more likely to be infected by AIDS because of the way they are treated in society. Poverty and lack of power often leave women in these areas as prostitutes, or subject to unsafe sex with ...More
    February 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Congressional Bill To Create Office of Men's Health
    WASHINGTON, DC-Citing men's lack of desire to go to their physicians, more than 50 members of Congress are asking for funding to create a federal office of men's health. What some Congressmen are calling "a silent health crisis," the bill would help make men comfortable in ...More
    February 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Alliance Medical Corporation Acquires Paragon Healthcare Corp.
    PHOENIX, Ariz.-Alliance Medical Corporation has announced its acquisition of Paragon Healthcare Corporation. Officials from the medical device reprocessing company say it is excited to add Paragon to its corporate holdings. Paragon, incorporated in 1996, has led the EP ...More
    February 27, 2001 Posted in News