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  • Leukocytosis is not an independent predictor of Clostridium difficile May 10, 2021
    Although leukocytosis is a prognostic marker in patients with Clostridium difficile (C difficile) infection, it is not an independent predictor of a positive nucleic acid amplification test result for hospitalized patients, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.
  • More to surface disinfection than meets the eye May 10, 2021
    Surface disinfection is key to containing viral outbreaks and has never been more important than it is right now. Fundamentally, the concept and importance of surface disinfection hasn't changed.
  • Toilet flushing and microbe-containing aerosols: A study May 10, 2021
    Flushing a toilet can generate large quantities of microbe-containing aerosols depending on the design, water pressure or flushing power of the toilet. A variety of pathogens are usually found in stagnant water as well as in urine, feces and vomit.
  • Cryoablation promising for early breast cancer May 10, 2021
    Cryoablation seems promising for early breast cancer and has minimal risks, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, held virtually from April 29 to May 2. Richard E. Fine, M.D., from the West Cancer Center & Research Institute in Germantown, Tennessee, and colleagues examined the safety […]
  • Important insight into how we effectively fight off COVID-19 May 10, 2021
    The most complete picture yet is coming into focus of how antibodies produced in people who effectively fight off SARS-CoV-2 work to neutralize the part of the virus responsible for causing infection. In the journal Science, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin describe the finding, which represents good news for designing the next […]