Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Isolation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Isolation of MRSA from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Abstract There is currently a great deal of concern about the methods of transfer of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the community and in...
Zika Response Disadvantaged Before The Outbreak Began

Zika Response Disadvantaged Before Outbreak Began: A Perspective

Abstract: Zika virus is the latest emergent virus to cause significant morbidity and mortality, despite being identified over half a century prior. Characterization of lesser-known...
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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...
The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

Disclosures: Sponsored and funded by ByoPlanet International, LLC Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate the enhanced coverage achieved when using induction charged...
Alternative Technologies

Alternative Technologies in Infection Control: Safe, Effective, & Affordable

Disclosures: Allen Beuershausen is the Co-founder of Sanitis and Harry Jarbath is the Founder of Sanitis. Sanitis is a global sales and marketing company distributing...
Steps to Win the Prize

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – A Prize Approach to Open Innovation

Abstract Background: Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most significant public health threats facing the world. There is a lack of new antibiotics, and the...
Electrostatic Technology for Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Electrostatic Technology for Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Abstract: Studies have shown that less than 50% of environmental surfaces in patient care rooms are properly cleaned and disinfected. Evidence strongly suggests that cross...
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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,...
World MRSA Day

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial Reflections on World...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...
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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...