Incidence of residual bacterial contamination of transvaginal ultrasound probes

ConclusionThese findings suggest that there is a high rate of ultrasound probe residual bacterial contamination in Japan.
Source: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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In this study, ultrasound-assisted green synthesis method was utilized for the preparation of Fe3O4 NPs with novel shape (dendrimer) through leaf aqueous extract of Artemisia haussknechtii Boiss. Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), atomic force microscopic (AFM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) techniques were applied for MNPs physicochemical characterization. Also, disc diffusion assay, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC), planktonic and biofilm morphology of t...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
In conclusion, combination of M-LFU and antimicrobial agents had a better synergistic effect than S-LFU against MRSA or MSSA biofilm. LFU may be useful in treating biofilm infection in the future. PMID: 30364019 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Publication date: 25 September 2018Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Volume 65Author(s): Fardin Sadeghfar, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Arash Asfaram, Ramin Jannesar, Hamedreza Javadian, Vahid PezeshkpourAbstractIn this research study, the polyvinyl alcohol/Fe3O4@carbon nanotubes (PVA/Fe3O4@CNTs) nanocomposite was prepared by electrochemical-assisted synthesis method, characterized by FT-IR, UV–vis, FE-SEM, TEM, BET and XRD techniques, and subsequently applied for the ultrasound-assisted removal of methylene blue (MB) dye from aqueous solution and as antibacterial agent in vitro investigation against Prot...
Source: Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Patients should not feel unduly concerned if a dog was the previous visitor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT scanner found as source of puzzling hospital infection Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Christiane Nyhsen on ultrasound cross-infection Is infection lurking on your ultrasound probe? Survey: MRI centers lack infection control 11 steps for preventing MRSA infections in MRIComments: 8/3/2018 2:19:46 AMPhilip Ward   These researchers obviously haven’t met my dog!   I still find it hard to believe their findings -- assuming that bearded men don’t roll in fox poo, as my dog ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
The medical nanorobots of decades to come will be a close fusion between natural and artificial molecular machinery. They will exist because it is possible to build worker devices that are more effective and efficient at a given task that evolved cells and cellular structures. Today, however, the state of the art involves melding simple cell structures with nanoparticles or other molecular machines. A great deal of innovation and experimentation is taking place, but it isn't always clear which of these many projects will make the leap into commercial development, versus serving as an inspiration or bridge to later efforts ...
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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed cell-like nanorobots that can clear bacteria and bacterial toxins from blood. The tiny bots are powered by ultrasound and they could pave the way for nanorobotic systems that can d...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Medicine Nanomedicine Source Type: blogs
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 301st LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week How can we individualize learning for our learners and for ourselves? The Curbsider...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs
​BY MARK GRANT, DO, &SARAH CARIGNAN, PA-CThe patient had been playing a round of golf a week earlier, and thought he had strained a muscle in his right lower back while swinging a golf club. The patient continued his golf workouts throughout the week, which included lifting weights and swinging a golf club with minimal pain.​The day prior to ED presentation, he began having worsening right-sided back pain, and began ibuprofen and ice treatment, which helped minimally. The patient woke up experiencing worsening back pain that radiated from his right flank to his right lower abdominal area. He reported increased pain...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
​BY AARON SNYDER, MDInfectious processes, such as streptococcal infections, can partially masquerade as alternative diagnosis. Streptococcal infections are a frequent source of infection treated by emergency physicians, and it is crucial that the appropriate tests, antibiotics, and hospitalization are used to recognize rash patterns and to identify causes and the differential of causation.A 60-year-old woman presented from her primary medical doctor's office with fever, fatigue, tachycardia, and facial discomfort for two days that developed into a malar rash. The patient reported one day of fever, several days of sore th...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 May 2017 Source:International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 523, Issue 1 Author(s): Monica Argenziano, Giuliana Banche, Anna Luganini, Nicole Finesso, Valeria Allizond, Giulia Rossana Gulino, Amina Khadjavi, Rita Spagnolo, Vivian Tullio, Giuliana Giribaldi, Caterina Guiot, Anna Maria Cuffini, Mauro Prato, Roberta Cavalli Vancomycin (Vm) currently represents the gold standard against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. However, it is associated with low oral bioavailability, formulation stability issues, and severe side effects upon systemic administration. These drawbacks...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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