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FDA: Healthcare Facilities Should Switch to Disposable Duodenoscopes

September 09, 2019

Disposable designs will improve patient safety

September 2019 Bug of the Month

August 29, 2019

Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today. Each column explores the Bug of the Month's etiology, the infections it can cause, the modes of transmission, and ways to fight its spread.

Algorithm That Predicts Immune Response to a Pathogen Could Lead to Early Diagnosis for Diseases Like TB

August 28, 2019

First impressions are important -- they can set the stage for the entire course of a relationship. The same is true for the impressions the cells of our immune system form when they first meet a new bacterium.

NIH and Partners to Launch HIV Vaccine Efficacy Trial in the Americas and Europe

August 27, 2019

The National Institutes of Health and partners today announced plans to conduct a Phase 3 HIV vaccine efficacy trial at multiple clinical research sites in North America, South America and Europe. The trial, called HPX3002/HVTN 706 or Mosaico, will assess whether an investigational vaccine regimen designed to induce immune responses against a variety of global HIV strains can safely and effectively prevent HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men and transgender people.

August 2019 Bug of the Month

August 02, 2019

Bug of the Month helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today. Each column explores the Bug of the Month's etiology, the infections it can cause, the modes of transmission, and ways to fight its spread.

Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Dying for Elderly Intensive Care

August 02, 2019

It appears that an influenza vaccine does not just work when it comes to influenza. A new study shows that elderly people who have been admitted to an intensive care units have less risk of dying and of suffering a blood clot or bleeding in the brain if they have been vaccinated.

Prior Zika or Dengue Infection Does Not Affect Secondary Infections in Monkey Model

August 02, 2019

Previous infection with either Zika virus or dengue virus has no apparent effect on the clinical course of subsequent infection with the other virus, according to a study published August 1 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by David O'Connor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and colleagues.

Improving Outcomes for Sepsis Patients

August 02, 2019

More than 1 million sepsis survivors are discharged annually from acute-care hospitals in the United States. Although the majority of these patients receive post-acute care (PAC) services, with more than one-third coming to home health care (HHC), sepsis survivors account for a majority of readmissions nationwide. Effective interventions are needed to decrease these poor outcomes.

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