Posts by Andrew Duong

Andrew Duong

Andrew Duong
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With over 7 years of research experience, Andrew joins InfectionControl.tips as a co-editor and contributing author. After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Genetics, he earned a Master of Science in Microbiology from the Michael DeGroote Institute of Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. As a previous Ontario Graduate Scholar, he has applied his accolades as a teaching assistant and has become a research associate in the department of surgery at Hamilton Health Sciences. Andrew has received numerous awards and scholarships including: the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the William Henry Yates Travel Scholarship and the Institute of Infectious Disease Research Undergraduate Research Award. Andrew is an avid runner, and is said to dabble in the culinary arts, when he’s not spoiling his dog.

Saving Lives in the Shadows of Healthcare

Abstract Superbugs (or multidrug-resistant pathogens) are being spread, as our treatment choices diminish. Diagnostic tests to identify the pathogen(s) responsible for an infection can improve...

Silver Embedded Textiles: A Novel Barrier to Infectious Diseases

Click here for Print Version Disclaimer: The authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation and research....

InfectionControl.tips: A Year in Review

What a year! One year ago, we launched IC.tips with a mandate to open doors, expand minds and make a difference.  We are driven by...

Reduction of Bacteraemia through MRSA Surveillance

Abstract: Bacteraemia is indicated by the presence of pathogens in blood. As this is systemic, bacteraemia can become fatal very quickly. In the United Kingdom,...

In-Vitro Diagnostics: An Under-Utilized Tool

Abstract: With the spread, and impending pandemic, of antimicrobial resistance, public health agencies from around the world are promoting a multifaceted approach to limit the...

Antimicrobial Evaluation of a Surface Protector System

Disclaimer: The authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation and research. No funds or influence were...

Reduction of Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections by Improving Compliance

Abstract: Patients are especially prone to infections of the bloodstream when they are receiving medicines and nutrients through central and peripheral lines. At the Infection...

Evaluation of Bioburden Reduction with the Use of Stethoscope Covers

Disclaimer: The authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation and research. No funds or influence were...

Surgical Site Infection Surveillance: Should You Compare Me to My Neighbour?

Abstract: Despite being preventable in most cases, surgical site infections still occur following 5% of all surgeries in Europe and North America. At the Infection...