2011-06-23 - Researchers Suggest New Way of Looking at What Causes Sepsis
Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital have put forward a new theory as to what causes sepsis, an often fatal condition that occurs when infection spreads throughout the body. Leaking blood vessels may actually be a cause of sepsis, rather than a symptom as previously thought, said Dr. Warren Lee
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2011-03-21 - A Better Test for HPV
A new test for human papillomavirus (HPV) is just as sensitive as the old one, but more specific for detecting cervical cancer, meaning that it has fewer false positive results, according to a paper in the February 2011 Journal of Clinical Microbiology.
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2012-01-24 - Saliva HIV Test Makes the Grade
A saliva test used to diagnose the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), is comparable in accuracy to the traditional blood test, according to a new study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University.
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Antimicrobial Test Laboratories : Listing : Buyer's Guide
Antimicrobial Test Laboratories is a microbiology laboratory specializing in fast, reliable disinfectant and antimicrobial efficacy testing.
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2012-07-18 - Package Inserts Overstate Diagnostic TB Tests Accuracy
Clinicians and laboratory professionals often rely on manufacturers' package inserts to assess the accuracy of diagnostic medical tests. However, package inserts frequently greatly overstate such tests' accuracy, according to a case study of package inserts for tuberculosis (TB
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2012-05-18 - OraSure Technologies Announces Rapid HCV Testing Initiatives
OraSure Technologies, Inc. announces its support of numerous rapid hepatitis C (HCV) testing initiatives for the first National Hepatitis Testing Day, taking place on May 19, 2012. These testing initiatives, happening in more than 20 cities across the country, will help encourage thousands of people across the U.S. to get tested for hepatitis C with the OraQuick® Rapid HCV test.
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2010-08-24 - Fit Testing Programs Challenged by Operational Issues
Ahmad, et al. (2010) say that the numerous organizational issues, barriers and facilitating factors involved in implementing a respirator fit-testing (RFT) program for a large healthcare workforce have not been reported, especially from the perspective of those implementing the program.
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2010-07-09 - FDA Approves MRSA Detection Test
Molecular test offers faster results to help healthcare facilities control spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
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2010-10-26 - First Round of Hospital Beta Testing for AsepticSure is Completed
Medizone International Inc. announces successful completion of the first phase of AsepticSure™ beta testing at Hotel Dieu Hospital, an ambulatory care teaching and research hospital affiliated with Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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2010-11-22 - Scientist Develops Salmonella Test That Makes Food Safer
have created a new test for salmonella in poultry and eggs that will produce faster and more accurate results than most currently available tests. The new test could have prevented the contaminated eggs
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