Medical waste handling and hepatitis B virus infection: A meta-analysis
by Ahmed Arafa, Ehab S. Eshak on 09/11/2019 at 12:00 am
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major global public health concern due to its high morbidity and mortality.1 Approximately 240 million people are reported to have chronic HBV infection, an infection […]
How clean is clean enough? An observational pilot study to assess central sterilization processing...
by Lauren N. Fitts, Jeanne Yegge, Ashleigh Goris, Sara Vinson, Erik Dubberke on 09/10/2019 at 12:00 am
There is strong evidence showing the need for quantitative assessment of the efficacy of cleaning medical devices. Studies comparing visual and microscopic analysis have demonstrated that visual […]
Sterile field contamination from powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs) versus contamination...
by Rex A. Howard, George W. Lathrop, Nathaniel Powell on 09/10/2019 at 12:00 am
Surgical masks are used in the medical field to protect patients from aerosolized droplets emanating from the mouth or from the nose of the user; however, they do not provide significant respiratory […]
The impact of discontinuing contact precautions for multidrug resistant organisms at a less than...
by Darlene Carey, Kaleb Price, Shylanda Neal, Cinnamon Compton, Charles Ash, Nicole Bryan, Peter Kaplan, Kathleen McMullen on 09/10/2019 at 12:00 am
The impact of discontinuing contact precautions (CPs) for patients with select multidrug-resistant organisms on bacteremia infection rates was evaluated in this quality improvement project.
High proportion of multidrug-resistant organisms in children hospitalized abroad
by Kazuhiro Uda, Takanori Funaki, Kensuke Shoji, Akira Kato, Isao Miyairi on 09/10/2019 at 12:00 am
The emerging spread of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a serious global problem.1,2 Medical tourists, expatriates, and travelers represent a source of introducing MDROs that were previously […]