Lung Cancer or Metastasis to Lung?

By |2018-07-17T00:28:09+00:00July 17th, 2018|

How to tell the difference In this video, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD, staff pathologist in the Department of Anatomic Pathology, presents a case of a patient with past history of endometrial adenocarcinoma as well as smoking. The case allows Dr. Mukhopadhyay to illustrate the differences in primary lung carcinoma and metastatic carcinoma to the lungs. Source  

New pediatric asthma yardstick has treatment guidance for children of every age

By |2018-07-12T20:40:31+00:00July 12th, 2018|

Although about 10 percent of school-aged children in the United States have asthma, there are few comprehensive U.S. guidelines for treating pediatric asthma. The Pediatric Asthma Yardstick, a new guideline from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), offers a user-friendly "operational document". It helps health care professionals understand which controller treatments are [...]

Test Post With Image

By |2018-02-06T17:36:22+00:00February 6th, 2018|

Genetic resource will help develop new tools to support the campaign against malaria in Africa Populations of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes sampled in Africa, by country. For full-sized image, please click here. Image: Nature DOI: 10.1038/nature24995 The largest-ever genetic study of mosquitoes reveals the movement of insecticide resistance between different regions of Africa and finds several rapidly evolving insecticide resistance [...]

Angola: WHO Alarm – Zika Virus On the Rise in Angola

By |2017-12-30T17:07:16+00:00December 30th, 2017|

ANALYSIS The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a health emergency alert about a possible Zika outbreak in Angola, urging the Angola Ministry of Health to immediately begin implementing its planned interventions to minimize the impact. The WHO's alert is particularly alarming because it is issued in response to a growing number of cases of [...]

DETAILED LINENS, UNIFORMS CLEANING PROTOCOL ESSENTIAL TO INFECTION CONTROL

By |2017-12-18T22:27:24+00:00December 18th, 2017|

During our last consulting session at a hospital, we asked what measures were being taken in the laundry process to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated infections. The VP for facilities said the CDC didn’t see laundry items as vehicles that contribute to the spread of infection. They were concerned about the contamination of hard surfaces, [...]

EMS SERVICES ARE SIGNIFICANT PART OF INFECTION CONTROL CHAIN

By |2017-11-06T18:19:36+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

Much discussion and many studies about infection control focus on hospitals and their procedures. But the chain of infection control begins before a patient arrives when it involves first responders. Some studies clearly show that those transported by ambulance can be put at risk before even arriving at a primary care facility. And they are [...]

FOSTERING ENVIRONMENT WHERE EMPLOYEES WORK SICK COSTS MORE THAN IT SAVES

By |2017-11-03T01:24:25+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

Faced with the choice of working while sick or sitting out and not getting paid, most will work while sick. Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Shirking Behavior takes a look at the ramifications. Most organizations’ human resource policy is focused on short term goal. It is clearly that way with [...]

SCHOOLS NEED TO TAKE COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO DISEASE CONTROL

By |2017-11-06T16:51:45+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

Cleaning crews in schools are just like their counterparts in hospitals on the front lines of the war on disease.  Cleaning Schools for Health, Not for Appearance discusses this in some detail. How schools are cleaned can and will impact the health of all building occupants, including students and faculty. Hygiene is involves much more than seemingly [...]

PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA IS A WATER-LOVING BACTERIA, ORGANISM OF CONCERN

By |2017-11-06T18:22:23+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

An organism of concern, Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a water-loving bacteria that works and builds biofilms with other threatening bacteria. Understanding that disinfection alone will not rid an engineered water system of bacteria means we need to look toward biofilm-resistant material and disinfection at the source of use as opposed to where the water enters the building. [...]

WATER IS A SOURCE OF SECONDARY INFECTION THAT CANNOT BE OVERLOOKED

By |2017-11-03T01:20:02+00:00November 3rd, 2017|

Water is a source of secondary infection. Chlorination is commonly used to control levels of bacteria in drinking water; however, viable bacteria may remain due to chlorine resistance, according to a piece at PubMed (Relationship between antibiotic- and disinfectant-resistance profiles in bacteria harvested from tap water.) What is concerning, the piece notes, “is that surviving bacteria, [...]