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Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

Liver Fibrosis: Patients Can Be At Risk Of Death Even Without Exhibiting Symptoms

1 in 5 advanced fibrosis patients evolves to cirrhosis in as little as two and a half years. The liver is the largest gland in the human body and, weighing roughly two kilograms, it is the second largest organ after the skin. Its varied functions include supplying the brain with gluco

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Spotlight On: Sutter Health Fights Pneumonia One Toothbrush at a Time

Pneumonia can be deadly in a hospital setting. Two main factors contribute to the approximately 20 percent mortality rate of this healthcare-associated infection (HAI). First, whatever condition brought the patient to the hospital in the first place has likely weakened them, making the patient more

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Spotlight On: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus Reduces CLABSI with APSS #2

HAIs are costly both in terms of harm/mortality and cost. Close attention to aseptic practices and monitoring patients can greatly reduce the incidence of these infections. Central Line-Associated Bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most costly type of hospital-acquired infections, both

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Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of Mini-Spike® 2 Chemo V - A Closed System Transfer Device

Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of Mini-Spike® 2 Chemo V - A Closed System Transfer Device

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Jürgen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Grüter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany   BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pose a major p

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Closed Infusion Systems Including Caresite® Extension Set Prevent Microbial Contamination

Closed Infusion Systems Including Caresite® Extension Set Prevent Microbial Contamination

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function of closed infusion systems against microbial touch- and airborne contamination  Dr. Jörg Brünke, QualityLabs BT GmbH, 90411 Nuremberg, Germany   BACKGROUND Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) are a major problem for h

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Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of the Safeflow Valve - A Closed System Transfer Device

Evaluation of the Microbial Tightness of the Safeflow Valve - A Closed System Transfer Device

In vitro study validating the microbial barrier function by means of airborne and touch contamination Juergen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Griiter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infectio

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Microbial Tightness of CYTO-SET® & CYTO-SET® Mix- Two Closed System Transfer Devices Evaluation

Microbial Tightness of CYTO-SET® & CYTO-SET® Mix- Two Closed System Transfer Devices Evaluation

In vitro study validating  the microbial barrier function by means of airborne contamination Juergen Gebel, Sapuna Kuriakose, Barbara Griiter, Martin Exner; University of Bonn Hospital, Institute for Hygiene and Public Health, Germany BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections pos

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Spotlight On: Hospital Español de México: The Importance of a Culture of Safety

Spotlight on: Hospital Español de México: The importance of a culture of safety

Mexico City’s historic Hospital Español is the first International hospital to earn the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s prestigious five-star ranking. Their entry into the PSMF’s five-star Hospital Program was officially announced at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technol

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 Dr. David J. Murphy

Spotlight on: Emory Healthcare’s Work to Reduce HAIs

For Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare, providing high quality, safe, patient and family centered care is at the core of their mission.  Like other top-ranked hospitals in the country, which treat the sickest patients, Emory is Georgia’s “medical safety net” – the place where other hospitals send

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7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

7 Ways to Improve Patient Outcomes in the New World of Value-Based Care

Introduction   Hospitals around the world are under increasing pressure to improve outcomes – whether because they are operating in a fee-for-performance or value-based care environment, or simply because today’s increasingly informed patients are deliberately pursuing treatment at facil

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