The pathogens you cannot see: How to fight and prioritize airborne diseases
Apr 12, 2022
Cleaning and disinfection priorities in healthcare often focus on surfaces. And yet, many life-threatening pathogens are spread through the air requiring different protocols, equipment and considerations....
Study: A brace tops medical mask modifications to block respiratory pathogens
Dec 20, 2021
The addition of an elastic brace or double masking are highly successful methods for improving the performance of face masks against respiratory aerosols, according to a new mask modification study from...
IDSA issues guidance on treating antimicrobial-resistant infections
Dec 14, 2021
Guidance focuses on AmpC β-lactamase-producing Enterobacterales, carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii, S. maltophilia infections
Report shows world ill-prepared for next pandemic
Dec 13, 2021
Preparedness in preventing the emergence of new pathogens was the area with the lowest worldwide score
Clinical briefs for Friday, May 7
May 07, 2021
Post-acute provider adds pathogen-filtering system throughout facilities … Ankle exoskeletons may improve older adults’ walking speeds, researchers say … Rate of dementia increases as kidney function...
Coronavirus survives hours in air, 3 days on surfaces, study finds
Mar 13, 2020
The virus may live long enough in the environment to find a new host at a later time, say investigators.
Ionic ‘magic bullet’ could aid wound care
Oct 01, 2014
A unique class of materials called ionic liquids could be a “magic bullet” for treating wounds such as pressure ulcers, venous leg ulcers and more, according to researchers at the University...
New antimicrobial technology renders textiles, surfaces germ-free
Jul 07, 2011
A University of Georgia researcher says he has invented an antimicrobial technology that can make any material, either natural or synthetic, permanently germ-free.