Hepatitis C Contamination of Medication Vials Accessed with Sterile Needles and Syringes

Conclusions Hepatitis C virus can be transferred into commonly used medications when using sterile single-use needles and syringes where it remains viable for several days. Furthermore, cleaning the vial diaphragm with 70% isopropyl alcohol is not sufficient to eliminate the risk of hepatitis C virus infectivity. This highlights the potential risks associated with sharing medications between patients.
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Proper sample preparation allowed the proteomic and de novo identification of different proteins in the D. melanostictus parotoid macrogland secretion. These results may increase the knowledge about the universe of molecules that compose amphibian skin secretion, as well as to understand their biological/physiological role in the granular gland.
Source: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
In reviewing the content outline for the OSCE, all of the sections make sense except for the ethics one. It just seems like a laundry list of potential ethical issues in no particular order, and I can't imagine what the graders will want me to demonstrate in the standardized patient interaction. Without violating any confidentiality agreements with the ABA, can anyone help give me some idea of what to expect? I... Ethics OSCE
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums
I know how everyone feels about these huge AMCs, but unfortunately they seem to have control over certain locations/markets. I've heard a few people say USAP is one of the "less evil" AMCs. Just wondering, if you were forced to take a job with an AMC such as USAP, would you even roll the dice and enter the partnership track? Or would you strictly take an employed job with them with set hours/call, with no chance of partnership. I say partnership, realizing that there is no "true... USAP - Partner track worth it?
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The objective of this paper was to present a clinical case of ceramic veneers and crowns in which a retraction paste was used for gingival displacement during both the impression and cementation stages, with 3 years of follow-up. Treatment planning consisted of the replacement of preexisting crowns and ceramic veneers on the anterior teeth. After finishing the preparations, gingival displacement with Astringent Retraction Paste was performed without anesthesia or the use of cords and the impression was taken. Before cementation of the crowns and veneers, the Astringent Retraction Paste was applied. Avoiding the use of cord...
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Sourav Sarkar, N.T. Prashanth, E.S. Shobha, Vinod Rangan, G. NikhilaAbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study is to compare the effectiveness of Platelet Rich Fibrin gel and Chitosan gel dressing in providing hemostasis in patients receiving Oral Antiplatelet Therapy and also to evaluate their surgical healing outcome following dental extractions.MethodologyA total of 60 patients under Oral Antiplatelet Therapy indicated for tooth extraction were included for treatment in the study without altering the oral an...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Intervention increased adolescent - reported frequency of parent - teen communication about sex, alcohol
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Rates of opioid use disorder (OUD) have reached epidemic proportions in the US (Birnbaum et al., 2011; Clausen et al., 2009; Rudd et al., 2016). Of particular concern is the disproportionate prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C (HCV) among individuals with OUD. Untreated OUD has been associated with unprecedented recent outbreaks of HIV and HCV (CDC, 2015, 2016; Dunn et al., 2016; Wang et al., 2011). Infectious disease risks among individuals with OUD and other substance use disorders stems from engaging in risky drug use and sexual behaviors (e.g., sharing injection equipment, having unprotecte...
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
In 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry issued a landmark report on tobacco and health that changed the course of American history, spurring the decline of smoking in the United States. More than 50 years later, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy hopes he can do something similar for addiction. Murthy’s new report on alcohol, drugs and health is the first in which a surgeon general addresses substance use disorders as a disease the nation can address. In the more than 400-page report “Facing Addiction in America,” released Thursday, Murthy recommends evidence-based early interventions for young ...
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Conclusion: This is a unique case of WNV meningoencephalitis with bulbar palsy without other neuromuscular manifestations resulting in recurrent hypercapnic respiratory failure.
Source: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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