Posts made in August, 2014


Controlling microbial growth and contamination with antimicrobial agents Antimicrobial agents have been used for decades to assist in combating the unwanted growth of microbes either in/on our bodies or in our environment. Some of these antimicrobial agents have indeed provided excellent protection from infection, unpleasant odors and product deterioration but others have been associated with the development of antimicrobial resistant...

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For decades it has been a common practice to rate the impact of healthcare acquired infections tracked by the CDC in the U.S., and by similar organizations around the world. A focus for preventing these infections gathered significant momentum by July of 2008. The Steering Committee for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections was created under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The group released an...

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