Stewards Working To Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Stewards Working to Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Abstract Approximately 1 in 25 patients hospitalized in a U.S. acute care hospital has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to over 700,000...
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Global Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are sometimes revered as one of humankind’s greatest discoveries. Thanks to antibiotics, the lives of billions of people have been saved.  The ubiquity of...
Novel Approaches to Reduce C.Diff in an Inner City Hospital

Use of Novel Approaches to Reduce Clostridium Difficile in an Inner City Hospital

Abstract Background: Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, Gram-positive anaerobic bacillus that can lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhea and sepsis.1 Since C. difficile is shed in feces, any...
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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...
Making A Difference: The blog for Virology Down Under.

Making A Difference: The blog for Virology Down Under

Pan-Access is steadily growing in popularity, and the benefits are already being seen.  Researchers from around the world are choosing to provide their findings...
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...
Colour Coded Cloths

Colour-Coding to Prevent Hospital Infections

Abstract: Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is not as simple as implementing a hand hygiene program, investing in an ultraviolet disinfection robot or switching to a...
Conditions Inside U.S. Poultry Processing Facilities May Be Ideal For Starting An Influenza Pandemic

Conditions Inside U.S. Poultry Processing Facilities may be ideal for starting an Influenza Pandemic

Abstract In March 2017, more than 171,000 chickens in the United States had avian influenza. The current epidemics of avian influenza virus in China demonstrate...
Electronic Reporting

Electronic Reporting Gives Healthcare Employers the Nudge They Need to Protect Their Own

Abstract: In the United States the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced their new electronic reporting requirements for US workplaces.  Beginning July 2017, most...
Listeria bacteria

What’s the Hysteria about Listeria?

Abstract: Packaged salad products from a Dole processing facility in Springfield, Ohio have been linked to outbreaks of listeriosis in both the United States and...