Chlorhexidine Does Not Reduce MDR Organisms in Non-ICU Hospital Areas Chlorhexidine Does Not Reduce MDR Organisms in Non-ICU Hospital Areas
Chlorhexidine bathing is no better than routine bathing for preventing multidrug-resistant organisms and all-cause bloodstream infections in non-critical-care hospital patients, according to results from the ABATE Infection trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Active Bathing in Non-ICU Setting Does Not Cut Infections
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 -- Daily bathing with chlorhexidine plus nasal mupirocin in carriers for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) does not cut rates of hospital-acquired bacterial infections overall in non-critical care units,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dyna-Hex 2 (Chlorhexidine Gluconate Liquid) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - March 7, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Results of ABATE infection trial published
(Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute) Daily bathing with an antiseptic soap, plus nasal ointment for patients with prior antibiotic resistant bacteria, reduced hospital acquired infections among patients with central venous catheters and other devices that pierce the skin, according to results of the ABATE Infection Trial. The study, " Chlorhexidine versus Routine Bathing to Prevent Multi Drug-Resistant Organisms and All-Cause Bloodstream Infection in General Medical and Surgical Units: The ABATE Infection Cluster Randomized Trial, " was published March 5 in The Lancet, Online. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Results of trial to stem hospital-acquired bacterial infections published
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) A trial evaluated whether daily bathing with the antiseptic soap chlorhexidine (CHG) -- and in those patients with MRSA, adding the nasal antibiotic mupirocin -- more effectively reduced hospital-acquired bacterial infections than bathing with ordinary soap and water. The researchers found that one subset of patients -- those with medical devices -- experienced a substantial benefit if they received the CHG/mupirocin intervention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Oral Health Day
is celebrated globally every year on 20 March. It helps to spread messages about good oral hygiene practices and demonstrates the importance of optimal oral health in maintaining general health and well-being. It's an excellent time to put the spotlight on related Cochrane evidence.Cochrane Oral Healthpublishes systematic reviews of the best quality research available to help patients, carers, clinicians, researchers, and funders make better informed decisions about oral healthcare choices. Cochrane Oral Health's  work is carried out by over 1600 members, with over 900 authors from more than 40 different countries.Wh...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 20, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Postdischarge Decolonization Plan Lowers MRSA Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- At-home protocol involved chlorhexidine mouthwash, chlorhexidine baths or showers, and nasal mupirocin (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 20, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Decolonization to Reduce Postdischarge Infection Risk among MRSA Carriers
This RCT (n=2121) found postdischarge hygiene education (HE) and MRSA decolonisation with chlorhexidine and mupirocin led to lower risk of MRSA infection than HE alone (HR 0.70;95% CI 0.52-0.96;p=0.03) which led to lower risk of hospitalisation due to MRSA infection (0.71; 0.51-0.99). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: Decontamination of the mouth or digestive tract was not linked to reductions in drug-resistant bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit
This expert commentary is provided for an RCT (n=8,665) which found that decontamination strategies with either antibiotics or chlorhexidine mouthwash did not reduce bloodstream infections. This evidence suggests that widespread adoption of decontamination techniques is not justified. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decolonization to Reduce Postdischarge Infection Risk among MRSA Carriers
This research article concludes that postdischarge MRSA decolonization with chlorhexidine and mupirocin led to a 30% lower risk of MRSA infection than education alone. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In vivo antimicrobial activity of silver diammine fluoride on carious lesions in dentin.
J Oral Sci. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.17-0366. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractMinimally invasive treatment protocols may leave a residual layer of carious dentin, which requires treatment for the inhibition of bacterial growth beneath restorations. We aimed to examine the in vivo effect of silver diammine fluoride (SDF) and SDF + potassium iodide (KI) application on bacteria present in deep carious lesions. We studied the in vivo efficacy in five patients, each of which had five carious lesions. Dentin samples taken before and after treatment were subjected to microbial analyses. Following treatment with SDF, the medi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Different Commercial Chlorhexidine-Based Mouthwashes After Periodontal and Implant Surgery A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Chlorhexidine is recognized as the primary agent forplaque control and the gold standard in preventing infection, although the presence of largely known side effects would affect patient compliance. Future research should be directed at finding chlorhexidine formulation with negligible adverse effects, without compromising or even increasing its effectiveness as the antiseptics and antiplaque agent. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periogard (Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 31, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Nonsurgical Treatment of Peri-implantitis Without Eliminating Granulation Tissue A 3-Year Study
Conclusion: Nonsurgical implantdebridement alone seemed not efficient in the treatment of peri-implantitis. Further longitudinal studies are required to evaluate the efficacy of mechanicaldebridement with chemical detoxification and removal of granulation tissues against mechanicaldebridement with chemical detoxification alone. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of chlorhexidine rinses after periodontal or implant surgery: a systematic review
ConclusionChlorhexidine rinsing helps to reduce biofilm formation and gingival inflammation after surgery. However, no additional reduction of periodontal probing depth over any given placebo or control solution could be found irrespective of whether CHX was used or not. The use of additives such as antidiscoloration systems (ADS) or herbal extracts may reduce side effects while retaining efficacy.Clinical relevanceWithin the limitations of this review, it can be concluded that CHX may represent a valuable chemo-preventive tool immediately after surgery, during the time period in which oral hygiene capacity is compromised....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Routine dental care: does the evidence give us something to smile about?
In thisEvidently Cochrane blog, Sarah Chapman looks at the Cochrane evidence for aspects of routine dental care. Something to smile about? Or are there big gaps …?“Are you afraid to laugh?” Goodall’s Dental Institute, 1912.Wellcome Collection.My grandmother used to tell the tale of when she was a schoolgirl, back in about 1920, and a school event to which parents were invited. Nan and her friend enjoyed a carefree afternoon without their mothers there, having avoided inviting them – the friend because her mother had white hair, and Nan because her mother had just had all her teeth taken out. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 29, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs Prophylactic Antibiotics Ineffective Against Bloodstream Infections in ICUs
In ventilated intensive care unit (ICU) patients, neither chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash nor selective oropharyngeal decontamination (SOD) nor selective digestive tract decontamination (SDD) seems to significantly reduce multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDRGNB)-induced bloodstream infections in settings with moderate to high antibiotic resistance, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Decontamination Strategies and Bloodstream Infections With Antibiotic-Resistant Microorganisms in Ventilated Patients: A Randomized Clinical Trial
This research article found the use of chlorhexidine mouthwash, selective oropharyngeal decontamination or selective digestive tract decontamination was not linked to reductions in ICU-acquired bloodstream infections caused by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria vs. standard care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural mouthwashes clean your mouth just as well as chemical ones WITHOUT the side effects
(Natural News) If you are tired or wary of the side effects of chlorhexidine-based mouthwash, you should consider switching over to natural equivalents. A study in the Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine showed that traditional mouthwashes like licorice and triphala are just as effective against bacteria in the mouth. Dental caries is the decay... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oral antiseptics and nickel –titanium alloys: mechanical and chemical effects of interaction
In conclusion, except for Listerine, changes of mechanical characteristics induced by antiseptics are small and would not have a clinically important impact. Generally, Curasept would be the most suitable option. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ditch your toxic-laden toothpaste! Here's a natural way to control dental plaque
(Natural News) Science has consistently linked oral health to overall well-being. How you take care of that hole in your face affects how well you feel in general. It seems strange, then, that people take care of such an important body part by filling it with toxic chemicals. Most people have heard of chlorhexidine, the most common... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Silver Bullet in Reducing Infections?
Silver is precious not only for its beauty and monetary value, but it may also have significant benefits in fighting off bacterial infections. Although silver is not new in the medical world—Hippocrates described its use in wound care as far back as 400 BC—the reason silver is so effective in infection control has only recently been identified. Turns out it is not the silver itself that is antimicrobial, Raul Brizuela, president and CEO of Argentum Medical, told MD+DI. Rather, it is the silver ions that are released when it is exposed to moisture. What makes these ions so effective in fighting infection is that...
Source: MDDI - July 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Materials & D Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya-How do we get there?
President Uhuru Kenyatta greets a one-day-old baby when he commissioned medical equipment at the Mwingi Level 4 Hospital in Kitui. Kenya. Credit: State HouseBy Werner Schultink and Rudi Eggers & Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 2018 (IPS)The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.This is a significant and perhaps the most important strategic priority. Why? Every year over a million Kenyans get trapped into poverty because of a catastrophic out of pocket payments due to health reasons. In 1978, health campaigners worldwide achieved a major ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Werner Schultink and Rudi Eggers 2 Tags: Africa Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

The Effect of Disinfection with Chlorhexidine on the Shear Bond Strength of Equia Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement to Dentin in Permanent Teeth after Two Thermocycling Protocols
Conclusion:Chlorhexidine can positively affect the short term SBS of Equia RMGIC to dentin. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Could CDC ’s New Catheter-Site Dressing Advice Curb Infections?
To help prevent intravascular catheter-related infections, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its guidelines on catheter-site dressing regimens. The CDC now advises that for patients aged 18 years and older, “Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressings with an FDA-cleared label that specifies a clinical indication for reducing catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) or catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI) are recommended to protect the insertion site of short-term, non-tunneled central venous catheters (1A)." Previously, according to its 2011 guidelines, the CDC recommended the use of ...
Source: MDDI - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Adjunctive use of an Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash in the nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:0.147% LAE-containing mouthwash could be an alternative to the use of 0.12% CHX in the non surgical therapy of periodontitis considering the similar clinical effects, more stable microbiological improvement and absence of adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparing Chlorhexidine Concentrations in Gingivitis Comparing Chlorhexidine Concentrations in Gingivitis
Chlorhexidine rinse is the gold standard of dental plaque prevention, but what concentration provides the best effect?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 23, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Microinnovation: what paper towels have to teach us about medtech How can you double the efficiency of a paper towel? Turns out you don’t need to reformulate or make the paper thicker. Instead, you find a simple concept t...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Stryker slips on Sage Products recall
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares slipped today after the medical device company said it’s recalling some of the products sold by subsidiary Sage Products and narrowed its outlook for the rest of the year. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker paid $2.7 billion in April 2016 for Sage and its line of products designed to prevent so-called “never events.” But it wasn’t long before problems emerged with some of those products; by August Sage had expanded an existing recall of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. That recall covered the Comfort ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Biopatch for venous or arterial catheter sites
This medtech innovation briefing covers Biopatch, a hydrophilic foam dressing impregnated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), and is used for covering central venous or arterial catheter sites. It releases CHG to reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), while the absorbent foam draws discharge away from the catheter site. The intendedplace in therapy would be as an addition to standard sterile semipermeable transparent dressings to reduce the risk of a CRBSI in people with venous or arterial catheters. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an anticaries agent: A systematic review
Conclusion:  All the authors found statistically significant differences in Streptococcus mutans levels during and after the use of a chlorhexidine mouthwash. Although the results are suggestive, there is a clear need for the development of new studies with higher quality and with longer follow-ups, in order to assess whether the results translate into less development of dental caries and, consequently, whether or not these products should be incorporated into prevention protocols. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Gel for Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis Chlorhexidine Gel for Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis
Alveolar osteitis is a very painful complication of tooth extraction. Might application of chlorhexidine gel reduce its incidence?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 9, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From 3M’s expanded 510(k) clearance for its Tegaderm dressing to Medtronic and Acacia burying the hatchet, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks Taiwanese distro deal for CGuard InspireMD announced in a June 8 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Lorion Enterprises. The deal will expand InspireMD’s global footprint and distribute its CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) through the medical device distributor in Taiwan. 2. Active Implants launches NUsurface knee trial Active Implants announced...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Regulatory/Compliance 3m Acacia Research Corp. Active Implants Advanced Cooling Therapy Attune Medical Exactech Inc. HLT InspireMD MedTech Source Type: news

Might Chlorhexidine Wipes Reduce CLABSI Risk for Cancer Patients?
Chlorhexidine wipe bathing might help reduce the risk of deadly central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) among cancer inpatients, but barriers can complicate implementation efforts. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Cancer Complications News Oncology Nursing Conferences/ONS 2017 Source Type: news

Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care
This guideline covers preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections in children, young people and adults in primary and community care settings. It provides a blueprint for the infection prevention and control precautions that should be applied by everyone involved in delivering NHS care and treatment. In February 2017 a footnote was added to recommendation 1.1.4.2 linking to Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013. A footnote was also added to recommendations1.4.3.1, 1.4.3.8, 1.4.4.1, and 1.4.4.11 linking to a safety alert on chlorhexidine. Other footnotes were updated with refer...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Allergic Reactions Reported with Common Antiseptic Chlorhexidine (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The FDA is alerting healthcare providers about an increase in reports of rare … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA: Chlorhexidine Gluconate May Cause Allergic Reactions FDA: Chlorhexidine Gluconate May Cause Allergic Reactions
An increase in reports of serious allergic reactions to OTC skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate prompts safety alert from FDA and a request that manufacturers update labels.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about rare but serious allergic reactions with the skin antiseptic chlorhexidine gluconate
[2-2-2017] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with the widely used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA: Common Antiseptic Tied to Severe Allergic Reactions
(MedPage Today) -- Rare but life-threatening risk with chlorhexidine gluconate products (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aqueous Chlorhexidine for Intravitreal Injection Antisepsis Aqueous Chlorhexidine for Intravitreal Injection Antisepsis
Povidone-iodine is the preferred antiseptic for ocular procedures, but for those who have a sensitivity, is aqueous chlorhexidine a suitable alternative?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Effective Against Candida auris Biofilms Chlorhexidine Effective Against Candida auris Biofilms
A combination of standard infection-prevention measures and the use of the disinfectant chlorhexidine should be used to control the spread of C auris in hospital environments, a new study has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Bathing and HAIs Among Adult ICU Patients Chlorhexidine Bathing and HAIs Among Adult ICU Patients
Daily bathing with chlorhexidine may help reduce the risk of certain healthcare-associated infections in the ICU, according to a new meta-analysis.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Confirm Ankle Joint Penetration
Suspicious lacerations should be investigated, even if the X-ray is normal. A step-by-step pictorial guide. It is a busy Friday evening in the emergency department when you get called to the resuscitation bay for a 14-year-old female who was the restrained back seat passenger in a rollover motor vehicle crash. After a quick call to your significant other to ensure that your daughter is safe in bed, you proceed to evaluate this young patient. You are once again amazed by modern safety technology with the minimal amount of head, torso and abdominal trauma on this patient. After a thorough initial inspection you find that the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stryker ’ s Sage Products invests $3.4m to expand HQ
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) subsidiary Sage Products purchased 27 acres of land in Cary, Ill. for $3.4 million, looking to expand its headquarters in the area, according to a Daily Herald report. Sage makes products for oral care, skin preparation & protection, patient cleaning & hygiene, turning & positioning and heel care. The planned expansion includes an 810,000 square foot addition to the facilities, and is slated to add an additional 350 jobs by 2021, according to the report. Stryker closed its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sage Products in April. The deal for Sage Products, which makes...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Catheter impregnation, coating or bonding for reducing central venous catheter-related infections in adults
This Cochrane Review informed a practice changing update on Dynamed Plus. It found that antimicrobial coatings that appear to reduce risk of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection include minocycline-rifampicin, chlorhexidine silver sulfadiazine, silver, and heparin, but antimicrobial coatings do not appear to reduce risk of sepsis or mortality (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Gets Action Plan to Cater for Sick Newborns
[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 18, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Periochip (Chlorhexidine Chip for Insertion into Periodontal Pockets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

TAUB Products is celebrating their 65th year in busines
s. The company was formerly known as George TAUB Products and Fusion Company Inc, and is now in its third generation of family management. Led by Jordan Taub, vice president of Taub Products, and Ed Matthews vice president of sales, TAUB Products continues to provide the dental and dental laboratory markets with new and innovative products for esthetic dentistry.From indirect restorations to full mouth reconstruction, TAUB Products continually offer the best results. A good example is Fusion-Zr Resin Cements. These esthetic cements enable dentists to practice with their best technique, while featuring ease of use, and fast...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 8, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Linked to Colistin Resistance Chlorhexidine Linked to Colistin Resistance
Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine disinfectants can develop resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news