The 5 surprising places where superbugs are hiding in your hospital

New research is helping hospitals find superbugs in places providers hadn’t previously thought to clean. Here are the unexpected places where germs are turning up—and how three hospitals are fighting them, Lucette Lagnado reports for the Wall Street Journal. What’s hiding on that stethoscope? A recent study surprised doctors, residents, and medical students by revealing […]

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Fibronectin: The biological velcro

Abstract This brief review of the salient structural and physiological properties of Fn might leave the impression that this essential glycoprotein leads a Jekyll-and-Hyde existence. In a positive sense, Fn is the foundation of the interstitial matrix and moderates cellular adhesion, migration, and growth as well as maintaining the integrity of basement membranes and mucosal […]

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Contamination of Interventional Radiology Lead Aprons by Nosocomial Pathogens

Lead radiation protection aprons and neck/thyroid shields are used by hospital personnel in rooms where ionizing radiation is present. This study addresses what types of pathogens grow on protective lead aprons and collars. Potential implications of this study include whether or not a policy should be proposed regarding protective lead maintenance and disinfection. Mohamed M […]

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