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At Least 60 Dental Patients Test Positive For HIV, Hepatitis C
2013-04-20 10:31:09

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month, Oklahoma state health officials found unsanitary conditions at a Tulsa dental surgery practice that may have left thousands of patients exposed to HIV and Hepatitis C. Now, blood tests have confirmed at least 60 of those patients have tested positive for either of the diseases, according to a statement from the Tulsa Health Department (THD). The THD is working closely with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)...

2010-11-05 08:00:00

LEWISBERRY, Pa., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SAFE IN COMMON, an online community of healthcare workers, educators, patients, community leaders and individuals, today announced the launch of its website dedicated to raising awareness of global injection safety challenges. SAFE IN COMMON's launch coincides with the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act, which mandates the use of safety engineered medical devices, (SEMDs), within U.S. healthcare...

2010-05-26 08:00:00

ATLANTA, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- To help healthcare workers improve patient safety, the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) is launching a new educational video for U.S. healthcare providers that is a straight-to-the-point, 10-minute lesson on safe injection practices. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cdcfoundation/44341/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100526/MM10661) The video is targeted to...

2009-01-09 08:30:44

Most people don't go to the doctor expecting to come away with a potentially deadly infection. But that's what's happening too often to people whose health care professionals don't follow standard guidelines for infection control.According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 33 outbreaks of hepatitis B and C affecting 450 people have been noted in outpatient clinics, hemodialysis centers and long-term care facilities in 15 states over the past decade....

2008-09-30 00:00:31

Nevada prosecutors say it will likely be early next year before charges are filed against a medical center that allegedly exposed patients to hepatitis C. Clark County District Attorney Scott Mitchell said witnesses have been reluctant to cooperate in the investigation of the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada for fear they will lose their medical licenses or possibly even face physical retribution, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday. The newspaper said health officials have...

2008-09-09 06:00:09

By Annette Wells By ANNETTE WELLS REVIEW-JOURNAL Liver specialists in Nevada are seeing an increase in patients since health officials in February announced an outbreak of hepatitis C cases linked to an endoscopy clinic. Dr. Robert Gish, a California physician who has had a part-time practice in Nevada for the past two decades, said his patient load has doubled since the outbreak was made public. Some of his new patients underwent procedures at the 700 Shadow Lane facility and have...

2008-07-25 18:00:56

Nevada health officials say they have traced seven cases of hepatitis C to two patients who underwent procedures at a Las Vegas clinic last year. The Southern Nevada Health District said Thursday that one of the patients was known to be a carrier of the disease at the time of the procedure, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The newspaper said investigators planned to next start checking to see how many patients who underwent procedures at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada may...

2008-07-24 18:01:00

Another hepatitis C case linked to a closed Las Vegas endoscopy clinic brings the number of confirmed cases of the disease to nine, health officials said. However, the latest patient to test positive for the disease didn't become ill within a six-month incubation period, meaning the case is chronic, not acute, hepatitis C, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Thursday. "This is an individual who was treated at the endoscopy center on one of two days,'' either July 25 and Sept. 21 of last...

2008-03-06 00:35:00

Fearing an outbreak of the potentially fatal hepatitis C virus, authorities are advising nearly 40,000 people who visited a Las Vegas clinic to get hepatitis and HIV tests after the clinic was found to be reusing syringes and vials of medications during a four-year time period.  The advisory represents the biggest public health notification operation in U.S. history.Outrage about the practices have brought demands for investigations and caused lawyers to seek out patients for potential...

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