Find articles about healthcare-associated infection published in The Lancet journals
|BioCote® is the leading brand in antimicrobial surface technology. BioCote® technology is used by manufacturers worldwide to give their products protection against bacteria and mould. There is a wide range of BioCote® protected products available, including healthcare equipment, furniture and soft furnishings, making it possible to create and maintain complete antimicrobial environments that are cleaner, safer and more hygienic for occupants.|
|BD Diagnostic Systems and BD GeneOhm provide leading edge developments in rapid molecular diagnostics for Hospital Associated Infections such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile, Sexually Transmitted Infections, Blood Culture and TB systems, ID and AST systems, culture media and Data Management, ensuring that laboratories and patients have fast, accurate and meaningful results, ultimately helping all people live healthy lives.|
|bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions (reagents, instruments, software), which determine the source of disease to improve patient health. Its products are used for diagnosing infectious diseases and providing high medical value results for cardiovascular emergencies and cancer screening and monitoring. bioMérieux is present in more than 150 countries. In 2007, revenues reached €1.063 billion.|
|BIOQUELL are world leading providers of hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) bio-decontamination solutions, eradicating HAI's from the healthcare environment. Having received Rapid Review Panel Category One status, BIOQUELL's unique technology is currently being showcased by the DoH in seven NHS hospitals nationwide. HPV has proven efficacy against HAI's including MRSA, C.difficile, VRE and Acinetobacter.|
|Cepheid is an on-demand molecular diagnostics company that develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems and tests for genetic analysis in the clinical, industrial and biothreat markets. Through its strong molecular biology capabilities, the Company is focusing on those applications where rapid molecular testing is particularly important, such as identifying infectious disease and cancer in the clinical market.|
|As leading suppliers in the field of microbiology & infectious diseases, Bio-Rad is proud to be associated with the HAI Conference 2008. Our expertise in bacteriology and viral screening enables us to provide customised testing solutions for your ever changing laboratory environment. Visit stand B5 in the Thames Room for further information.|
|The HCAI and Cleanliness Division was set up by the Department of Health to provide support and improve knowledge, skills and practice in infection prevention and control. Improving cleanliness and reducing healthcare associated infections is one of the top priorities of the NHS as all patients have a right to clean and safe treatment wherever and whenever they are treated by the NHS. The Division works with trusts and healthcare organisations to embed sustainable systems to reduce HCAIs, and deliver clean safe care to patients.|
|Colomycin® is a polymyxin antibiotic, active against a variety of Gram negative pathogens. It is indicated for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis and a variety of other serious infections e.g. Acinetobacter. Current thinking recognizes a favourable benefit/risk profile in serious Gram negative sepsis.|
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|The Hospital Infection Society is a UK based international society with members in countries worldwide. It was formed in the 1970s by a group of doctors who wished to foster interest in the science and control of healthcare acquired infections.
Although primarily Infection Control doctors and Medical Microbiologists, nurses and other health professionals have now become Associate members.
|C.difficile: Is toxin testing alone enough? A new testing algorithm is proposed that utilises an initial screening test to detect the C.difficile GDH Ag from stool samples. With an NPV >99%, negative samples are confidently screened out and reported without delay. Positive samples are then tested for toxins A/B and Lactoferrin.|
|The National Patient Safety Agency's (NPSA) clean your hands campaign supports NHS trusts to improve the hand hygiene of healthcare workers and prevent healthcare associated infection. It uses a multimodal approach to educate, prompt and enable healthcare workers to clean their hands at the right time, every time.|
|Pall Medical provides adiverse range of filtration membranes to the healthcare market for criticalcontamination control. The Pall-Aquasafe Water Filter range includes variants toprotect against Legionella spp. or other waterborne microorganisms in water used for drinking or showering. They provide an instantaneous, validated, clinical barrier to the passage of a variety of waterborne contaminants, protecting both hospital staff and patients.|
|R-Biopharm Germany is successful in various diagnostic fields: Infections gastrointestinal tract, infections serology, allergy, gastroenterology and food and feed analysis. Emerging diseases outbreaks have a significant impact on mor- bidity and mortality and costs in health care settings. R-Biopharm is providing ELISA and rapid tests for infection control to initialize interventions: Norovirus, C. difficile, Verotoxin, Campylobacter, Giardia andmore.|
|Established in Hamburg, Germany in1889, Schülke has a reputation for innovation and quality in the fields of chemical products and equiment for hygiene and infection control.
Our research findings in the field of hygiene and preservation are recognised and respected all over the world. Today, more than 200 speciality products are manufactured in our factory.
|SIRS-Lab produces molecular diagnostic solutions to identify life-threatening infections. The main objective is to enable early and targeted antibiotic therapy of sepsis, a leading cause of death in hospitals. With expert knowledge in critical care medicine, microbiology, assay design, and gene expression, SIRS-Lab builds a unique diagnostic portfolio.|
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|Founded in 1823 as a weekly medical newspaper, The Lancet still upholds the highest standard of scientific rigour that has brought us readers from every country in the world and earned their trust.
Today The Lancet is one of the foremost general medical journals in the world, publishing ground-breaking research that attracts headlines worldwide, and helping to shape the medical agenda globally.
That geographical breadth of coverage is matched by the breadth of our editorial scope, which includes every medical specialty and can range from obscure diseases affecting the few to the chronic diseases affecting millions worldwide.
Researchers, clinicians, medical students - indeed all health professionals - will find something in The Lancet of interest to them.
|Tristel uses proprietary chlorine dioxide chemistry to create instrument and surface disinfectants. Its origins are as a healthcare business specialising in infection control products.
The company is creating applications for its chemistry that address the four routes of transmission of infection and contamination - surfaces, instruments, water and people.