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Ultrapotent compound may help treat C. diff, reduce recurrence

Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, is the leading cause of health care-associated infection in the U.S. Only two antibiotics, vancomycin and fidaxomicin, are FDA-approved for the treatment of C. diff, but even these therapies suffer from high treatment failure and...

Tampa General Hospital, Philips announce partnership

The seven-year agreement will upgrade technology throughout the hospital and improve efficiency Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Royal Philips announced they are creating a long-term strategic partnership designed to keep Tampa General Hospital at the forefront of...

PENTAX Medical Launches Bronchoscopes, Video Processor in U.S.

PENTAX Medical has launched the EB-J10 Series Bronchoscopes in the U.S., with FDA 510(k) clearance, along with a new DEFINA Video Processor. As the newest HD solution in pulmonology, the EB-J10 Series Bronchoscopes offer crisp, HD visualization of the bronchus, along...

Nautilus Medical Launches All-in-One DICOM Surgical Recorder

Nautilus Medical Technologies has announced an advanced all-in-one surgery recorder, named TeleRay Record, for use with any endoscope, headset, c-arm, vascular, ultrasound, c-arms and more. Users will be able to store up to 150 hours of HD medical videos form a...

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Reducing Medical Errors

Reducing Medical Errors

In a perfect world, medical errors would not occur and no one would ever die as a result of them. Unfortunately, the world we live in is far from perfect. According to a study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine that was published in 2016, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for up to 250,000 deaths each year.

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Understaffing and Infections

Understaffing and Infections

A substantial body of research over the years has pointed to invasive devices and clinical practice as primary causes of these HAIs. However, some studies indicate another contributing factor to HAIs that can’t be overlooked: nurse understaffing and burnout.

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) isn’t new – it was first developed in the 1980s. But it’s becoming more common in clinical practice today as the body of evidence supporting its use in the promotion of wound healing grows.

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Hand Hygiene: Know the Facts

Hand Hygiene: Know the Facts

When the latest coronavirus threat, or COVID-19, first emerged in January, the number one recommendation for protecting oneself from the virus and preventing its spread was to wash hands frequently and thoroughly. Similarly, the best way to prevent healthcare...

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