Hospital Acquired Infections: What They Are & How To Reduce HAIs With Antibacterial Healthcare Garments

Hospital-acquired infections (also known as HAIs and healthcare-associated infections) pose a serious threat to patient health during medical procedures. HAIs are infections that patients are afflicted by while receiving treatment for another condition and are common in long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other healthcare settings. HAIs are the collateral damage of the healthcare industry, prolonging […]

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How Do Lead-Free (Pb-Free) Aprons Stop Radiation Compared to Standard Lead

Lead-free aprons are growing in popularity as an alternative to traditional lead aprons and it’s no wonder why. Pb-free aprons are significantly more comfortable to wear and deliver nearly identical X-ray protection. But are the advantages of lead-free aprons significant enough to justify the higher price tag? This blog post answers that question and introduces […]

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The 5 surprising places where superbugs are hiding in your hospital

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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

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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

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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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Barrier Technologies presents at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2020

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  Barrier Technologies had the pleasure of presenting at the Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) at the Orange County convention center in Orlando, from January 18th– 22nd of 2020. As one of the world’s leading veterinary conferences on the east coast, VMX was an extraordinary event to be a part of. Barrier Technologies & team […]

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Regulatory Compliance for Prop65

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California’s Prop 65 Barrier Technologies products and California’s Proposition 65 California passed Proposition 65 in 1985 in an effort to keep California residents educated about the potential risk of exposure to many diverse types of chemicals and ingredients found in various foods and other products. Recently California made it mandatory that products that contain any […]

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Radiation Cataractogenesis: The Progression of Our Understanding and Its Clinical Consequences

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Radiation Cataractogenesis: The Progression of Our Understanding and Its Clinical Consequences

ABSTRACT | In the high-volume and increasingly complex world of image-guided therapy and medical imaging, awareness of the potential risks secondary to occupational radiation exposure in medical professionals needs greater focus. One of these risks is radiation-induced cataracts, a recently recognized entity, which may impact the physician’s professional proficiency, quality of life, and career span. […]

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Mentice and Barrier Technologies at SIR 2017

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Mentice and Barrier Technologies at SIR 2017

SIR 2017, the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology was held March 4-9 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Mentice and Barrier Technologies joined forces to present radiation safety solutions. Mentice showcased their ‘Radiation Safety’ software, an add-on compatible with all Mentice endovascular training software modules. Barrier Technologies […]

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