Search Tag: HCV

IMAGING Management

FDA Grants PMA Approval for Hologic's Aptima® Hepatitis C Quant Dx Assay

2017 18 Feb

HCV viral load test now available alongside HIV-1 assay and women's health menu on the fully automated Panther systemHologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted PMA approval for the Company's hepatitis C virus (HCV) assay for quantitation of HCV viral load and confirming active HCV... Read more

IMAGING Management

Hologic Expands its European Virology Portfolio with CE-IVD Certified Assay for HBV Viral Load

2015 10 Dec

-- Aptima® HBV Quant Assay Joins Tests for HIV-1 and HCV on the Fully Automated Panther Instrument --Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) has earned CE-IVD certification for its Aptima HBV Quant assay on the fully automated Panther® instrument, the Company has announced. This assay expands the European virology menu available on the Panther system, which previously... Read more

Health Management

NEEDLESTICK INJURY PREVENTION IN THE DIABETES SETTING

2014 08 Nov

AuthorDr Kenneth StraussEndocrinologist and Director of Safety in Medicine, European Medical Association Global Medical Director, Becton Dickinson (BD)In the world of diabetes care, most current discussion centres on effective self-administration, accurate insulin dosage, and the avoidance of short-term lipohy­pertrophy and longer-term health com­plications... Read more

Health Management

SHARPS INJURY RISKS IN NURSING HOMES

2014 08 Nov

Background The everyday activities of workers in nursing homes put them at risk of serious infections with more than 30 potentially dangerous pathogens, including Hepatitis B (HBV), hep­atitis C (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), through injuries with contami­nated needles and lancets. More than one million needle stick injuries (NSI) are estimated... Read more

ICU Management

ICU Mortality of HIV-Infected Patients

2014 31 Aug

Combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) has significantly decreased the morbidity/mortality associated with HIV infection in industrialised countries. cART has also resulted in a decrease in opportunistic infections and hospital admissions. However, while combination antiretroviral therapy has led to better outcomes in patients infected with HIV,... Read more