RTP Company exhibits plastic technologies for improving longevity, functionality of medical devices at MD&M East show

RTP Company, a leading global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics, is exhibiting at MD&M East from June 12-14, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York city. Located in Booth #844, RTP Company will highlight several plastic technologies designed specifically to improve the longevity and functionality of medical equipment and devices. RTP Company’s […]

Bacterium causing nosocomial infections uses tiny finger-like structures to infect medical tools

The antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacterium is one of the most globally harmful bacteria that causes nosocomial infections. Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered that the bacterium attaches to plastic medical devices using tiny finger-like structures. The researchers were able to develop antibodies that prevent the bacterial spread. Infections related to hospitals and medical […]

Atherosclerosis: Stopped on time

The internal clock controls all vital functions in the body. Body temperature as well as blood pressure or the release of certain enzymes are subject to oscillations throughout the day, the so-called circadian rhythm. For the first time, a team around Professor Oliver Söhnlein has now shown the influence of circadian rhythms on atherosclerosis — […]

Impact of dengue virus on Ethiopia

Samples are collected for daily quality control testing on blood bank reagents at the David Grant Medical Center, Aug 30. Credit: Liliana Moreno, USAF Samples are collected for daily quality control testing on blood bank reagents at the David Grant Medical Center, Aug 30. Credit: Liliana Moreno, USAF Close Dengue, a mosquito-borne RNA virus, is […]

Is it bad to eat ice?

Underlying conditions that cause ice cravings Pagophagia Iron deficiency anemia Emotional issues Nutritional problems Dehydration What are the complications? Dental issues Anemia complications Dietary problems Pica complications Treatment options Takeaway Many people who want to cool down or feel refreshed will eat ice or add it to their drink. Sucking on ice cubes can also […]

Infection Rates After Colonoscopy, Endoscopy at US Specialty Centers Are Far Higher Than Previously Thought

Johns Hopkins study finds some outpatient centers have infection risks 100 times higher than expected Infection rates following colonoscopies and upper-GI endoscopies performed at U.S. outpatient specialty centers are far higher than previously believed, according to a Johns Hopkins study. Credit: iStock The rates of infection following colonoscopies and upper-GI endoscopies performed at U.S. outpatient […]

Swabbing cesarean-born babies with vaginal fluids potentially unsafe and unnecessary

The increasingly popular practice of ‘vaginal seeding’ — in which cesarean-delivered babies are immediately swabbed with the mother’s vaginal fluids — is declared unjustified and potentially unsafe in a new critical review of scientific literature. Differences between the bacteria and other microorganisms (microbiome) in cesarean- and vaginally born babies are thought to account for the […]