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2011-12-08 22:07:32

University of Michigan Health System and Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center study shows no-payment rule may not be enough to keep patients safe Hospitals are working harder than ever to prevent hospital-acquired infections, but a nationwide survey shows few are aggressively combating the most common one — catheter-associated urinary tract infections. In the survey by the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare Center, as many as...

2011-06-28 14:35:21

Infection rate drops at Nebraska hospital after initiating new protocols Nurses, occupational and physical therapists, case managers and education staff, all working together at a 300-bed Nebraska rehabilitation hospital, have successfully implemented a team approach to dramatically reduce infections from urinary catheters, the most prevalent type of infection acquired in healthcare settings. The interdisciplinary team at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, one of the largest...

2011-06-21 07:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PleuraFlow Active Tube Clearance System© (PleuraFlow ATC) was honored with the Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA). The 2011 MDEA Winners Ceremony was held June 8, 2011 in conjunction with the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference and Exposition (www.MDMEast.com) in New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The PleuraFlow ATC prevents chest tube clogging after heart and lung...

2011-04-13 13:05:40

Bacterial genes that make urine less acidic could be good targets to prevent catheter blockage, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate. The findings could lead to new strategies to prevent serious infections, particularly in long-term catheterization patients. Urinary catheters are devices used in hospitals and community care homes to manage a range of bladder conditions, and are commonly used to manage incontinence in elderly...

2011-01-25 00:02:22

Carolyn Cross, Chairman & CEO of Ondine Biomedical Inc. "I have been determined to expand Ondine's mandate into the catheter associated infection arena as we do not know of any other technology being developed today, that has the potential to match PDT's ability to kill the hazardous biofilms and superbugs found in hospitals today. This is exactly the kind of financial and political support that will propel Ondine and UCL onto the world stage as innovation leaders in the field of...

2010-11-01 23:10:24

Elderly women are at high risk for inappropriate urinary catheter utilization in emergency departments, according to a new study in the November issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). The study was conducted at St John Hospital and Medical Center, a 769-bed tertiary care teaching hospital in Detroit, Mich. The authors examined 532 instances in which urinary catheters were...

2010-08-17 16:53:39

Researchers found the most common hospital-acquired infection is significantly reduced with simple, low-cost interventions Urinary catheters are often left in place longer than needed, and new research shows that reminder systems that encourage hospital staff to remove catheters promptly can reduce the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 52 percent. The review and meta-analysis was published July 30 in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases. The catheter-associated...

2010-07-13 09:39:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a leading provider of clinical information and medication delivery technologies, today announced a study showing how the TheraDoc(TM) clinical surveillance system helped clinicians at Memorial Hospital Miramar reduce catheter-related infections, which correlated with an increase in infection-control interventions. The hospital, which used TheraDoc to electronically track the number of interventions and...

2009-12-16 09:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Verathon®, maker of BladderScan® bladder volume instruments is pleased to announce that portable bladder volume ultrasound is now included in the new 2009 CDC guidelines for the Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CA-UTIs). The new CDC guidelines, introduced in early November 2009, replace the previous guidelines which date back to 1981. The guidelines are located on the Web at:...


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Cystoscopy
2013-01-18 11:39:08

Cystoscopy is a medical procedure to explore the bladder with a cytoscope, a small camera with magnification. The bladder is accessed by the cytoscope through the urethra. This procedure is used as a diagnostic tool for the medical provider. Reasons for Procedure There are several complaints from patients that would make this procedure a consideration of the medical provider. Patients that present with chronic urinary tract infections, decrease in bladder control, abnormal urine...

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