2011-02-10 - Long and Short Sleeved Physician Workwear Receive the Same Amount of Bacterial Contamination
Governmental agencies in the United Kingdom recently instituted guidelines banning physicians’ white coats and the wearing of long-sleeved garments to decrease the transmission of bacteria within hospitals due to the belief that cuffs of long-sleeved shirts carry more bacteria. However, a new study
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2014-07-10 - Mississippi Baby Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find
The child known as the "Mississippi baby"—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric HIV specialist and researchers involved
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2011-10-12 - Summit Shines Spotlight on Reprocessing Challenges
At a two-day summit jointly convened by AAMI and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), nearly 250 experts debated an issue of critical importance for patient safety—how to improve the reprocessing of reusable medical devices, with solutions such as better device design, clearer instructions, more training, and better pay for sterile processing technicians.
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2011-04-05 - Double Gloving Myth Versus Fact
For healthcare professionals, their hands are their livelihood. It is important that they protect their hands and their health in order to protect the health of their patients. One proven step that better protects healthcare professionals’ hands from the dangers inherent in the operating room is double-gloving.
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2010-12-17 - Why Humans are More Sensitive to Certain Viruses
The greater susceptibility of humans to certain infectious diseases when compared to other primates could be explained by species-specific changes in immune signaling pathways, a University of Chicago study finds. The first genome-wide, functional comparison of genes regulated by the innate immune system in three primate species discovers potential mediators of differences in disease susceptibili
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2011-01-07 - Integrated Disinfection Technology, Inc Introduces HP Fogging Devices
Integrated Disinfection Technology, Inc. introduces the Ultra-D line of magnetically activated hydrogen peroxide fogging devices for infection and microorganism control. The Ultra-D Fogging Devices use a patent-pending process to magnetically activate and alter a 7 percent hydrogen peroxide and distilled water solution to produce a 1-3 micron dry mist hydroxyl (reactive active species) fog. The H
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2011-01-05 - IDSA Announces First Treatment Guidelines for MRSA
Physicians now have help in their battle against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a potentially deadly infection that initially was limited to hospitals and health care facilities but has become a growing problem in healthy children and adults. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released its first guidelines for the treatment of increasingly common MRSA infec
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2010-11-29 - Study Suggests That Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick
Young people who are overexposed to antibacterial soaps containing triclosan may suffer more allergies, and exposure to higher levels of Bisphenol A among adults may negatively influence the immune system, a new University of Michigan School of Public Health study suggests.
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2011-10-25 - Gas Pumps Among the Dirtiest Surfaces, Study Reveals
Just in time for cold and flu season, new testing in six major U.S. cities reveals that gas pump and mailbox handles may be among the dirtiest surfaces Americans touch. The results, released today by Kimberly-Clark Professional, show that more than 60 percent of gas pump and mailbox handles and more than 40 percent of escalator rails and ATM machine buttons can be highly contaminated, potentially
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