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Posts from Month: March 2014

Sterilization Reduces Light Intensity of Laryngoscope Light Sources

The invasive nature of a laryngoscope means practitioners need assurance of two things. First, the instrument must be properly sterilized; infectious diseases are transmittable via a poorly sanitized laryngoscope blade. Second, the procedure requires proper illumination for visual acuity. The old-school method of sterilization using steam will effectively decontaminate blades, but at a cost. Studies show…

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Robots To Fight Superbugs

Is technology taking over the world – when it comes to fighting cross-contamination in hospitals and other medical facilities, it certainly lends a hand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports MRSA and other types of superbugs are a major risk for patients. Invasive nosocomial infections are declining, however, in part due to improved…

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Solesta by Salix Pharmaceuticals

Solesta is a bulking agent injected into the anal canal through anoscopy. The goal is to improve bowel control. Available since 2006 in Europe and 2011 in the United States, Solesta, is showing evidence of success as a treatment for fecal incontinence. Solesta is a suitable treatment option for individuals who fail to get relief…

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MRSA Infections In Healthcare Facilities

Up to 30 percent of the population carries Staphylococcus aureus on their body, and serve as a source of cross-contamination whether at the doctor’s office or the grocery store. Natural selection, and the proclivity towards antibiotics, is changing how bacteria thrive. Evolution has introduced a more virulent strain of Staphylococcus aureus intrinsically resistant to standard…

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