The Maggots: Professional Wound Cleaners

The Maggots: Professional Wound Cleaners

Abstract Maggots have been used in wound therapy for many decades. The digestive peptides of maggots have antimicrobial, anti-complement and anti-biofilm properties. These peptides can...
Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Abstract Hand hygiene is the best method to prevent the transmission of infections. Hand hygiene for hospitalized patients sounds obvious – something that should be...
What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

Abstract Seasonal flu is a serious, highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. In the United States, approximately five to 20 percent of...
Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response

Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response

Abstract: Human pathogens are becoming resistant to antibiotics developed over the past century, and common infections once routinely managed by conventional antibiotics can now become...
Bedbugs A growing, but manageable concern

Bedbugs: A Growing, but Manageable Concern

Abstract Bedbugs are spreading at an alarming rate and are a pest of great public health importance. To date, bedbugs have not been known to...
Top Innovations of the Year: 2017

Top Innovations of the Year: 2017

For Immediate Release: For more information, please contact Michael Diamond, Co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy at michael@infectiontips.org  or visit us at www.InfectionControl.tips (www.IC.tips) and www.Infectiontips.org Top Innovations of the Year: 2017 ‘Join. Contribute....
The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

Abstract  Clostridium difficile infections are a significant cause of death and harm in the United States. Despite their growing prevalence, surveillance and public reporting of...
A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused approximately 453,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States in 2011, resulting in 29,000 deaths within 30 days of initial...
The Science and Art of Antibiotics

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance through Art

The work of Anna Dumitriu will be on display at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, UK between September 28, 2017...
HITS Consortium

Catalysts for Change: Healthcare Infection Transmission System (HITS) Consortium

Abstract The Healthcare Infection Transmission Systems (HITS) Consortium takes a holistic approach to infection prevention, focusing on the 4 major pathogen transmission systems in the...