Archive for September 2017

Navigating the Intersection Where Healthcare Laundry and Infection Prevention Meet

By John Scherberger BS, FAHE, CHESP Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles about the role of healthcare laundry in infection prevention. Remember learning intersection safety in driver’s ed? We were warned that intersections could be dangerous because they’re where vehicles, pedestrians, runners and cyclists are converging in the same space.…

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Sepsis Mortality Rate on the Rise

By Maria Castellucci  | September 25, 2017 While the number of cases of sepsis—one of the most deadly and costly conditions at hospitals—remained flat over a five-year period, mortality from the condition was worse than previously estimated, a new JAMA study has found. Sepsis was present in 6% of hospitalizations from 2009 to 2014. At the same time, sepsis accounted…

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Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

Artificial intelligence has an unimaginable potential. Within the next couple of years, it will revolutionize every area of our life, including medicine. I am fully convinced that it will redesign healthcare completely – and for the better. Let’s take a look at the promising solutions it offers. There are various thought leaders who believe that…

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Artificial Pancreas

The burden is eased all day, and you sleep safely through the night Imagine a future where tight glucose control is maintained automatically and with ease. Why it matters Currently, managing type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a never-ending, difficult chore because the body often defies even the most vigilant efforts to keep blood sugar at…

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Breakthrough Device Heals Organs with a Single Touch

Device instantly delivers new DNA or RNA into living skin cells to change their function Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of…

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The Digital Technology Fighting Epidemics

Medical technology is helping professionals to monitor epidemics and better battle their spread. by: Juliet Van Wagenen Widely and quickly spreading diseases are a huge concern for medical professionals everywhere. While treatments are still in development, technology can help mitigate some concern when it comes to tracking and effectively tackling these ailments. Computer Modeling Creates More…

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