2013-12-06 - HIV Can Infect Transplanted Kidneys in HIV-Positive Recipients with Undetectable Virus
HIV can infect transplanted kidneys in HIV-positive recipients even in the absence of detectable virus in the blood, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study’s investigators also developed a simple urine test
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2013-12-05 - Pediatric Infectious Disease Chief Authors New Vaccination Guideline for Immunocompromised Patients
A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations. The guideline, titled "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Vaccination of the Immunocompromised Host," was authored by Lorry G. Rubin, MD, director of the
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2013-12-06 - New Texas Facility-Specific HAI Reports are Released
The Texas Department of State Health Services has released the Texas Facility-Specific Health Care Associated Infections (HAI) reports for data reported January 2013 – July 2013.
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2013-11-18 - More Than Skin Deep New Layer to the Bodys Fight Against Infection
The layers of skin that form the first line of defense in the body’s fight against infection have revealed a unanticipated secret. The single cell type that was thought to be behind the skin’s immune defense has been found to have a doppelganger, with researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute showing the cells, despite appearing identical, are actually two different types.
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2013-11-18 - Study Reports on the High Cost of Cardiac Surgery-Related HAIs
After cardiac surgery, healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are common complications associated with increased morbidity, mortality and use of resources. Study findings reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 by investigators from the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount
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2013-11-18 - AOHP Commissions National Survey on Blood Exposures Among Healthcare Workers
The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) recently commissioned a survey among its members to establish the first nationally representative blood exposure database and benchmark resource. The results of AOHP's inaugural 2011 EXPO-S.T.O.P. (EXPOsure Survey of Trends in Occupational Practice), the largest annual survey of its kind conducted in the United States,
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2013-12-05 - Study Summarizes National Report on Elimination of Measles, Rubella
An expert panel convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that the elimination of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) from the United States was sustained through 2011, according to a report published by JAMA Pediatrics.
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2013-12-08 - DebMed to Address Moving Beyond Direct HH Observation at IHI 25th Annual National Forum
As increasing patient safety, reducing costs, and lowering readmissions remain high priorities for healthcare systems across the U.S., improved methods for encouraging increased hand hygiene to help meet these goals are being discussed. On Dec. 10, during the Institute for Healthcare Improvement 25th Annual National Forum in Orlando, Fla., the presentation, "Lead the Change to Improved Patie
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2013-11-19 - Kodak and PurThread Collaborate on Antimicrobial Technology for Textiles
PurThread Technologies, Inc. and Eastman Kodak Company are collaborating to bring Kodak's antimicrobial agent to the high-performance and medical textile markets.
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2013-12-08 - Hand Hygiene Expert Offers Tips to Fight Germs During Holiday Travels
As you travel to visit friends and family this holiday season, don’t leave home without the hand sanitizer. During cold and flu season, that’s one of three things you can do to protect yourself from getting sick you’re on the go. Here’s what Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research at Columbia University School of Nursing, says works best.
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