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Critical Care

Image: Alcoholic CHG should be the preferred skin preparation disinfectant (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

Chlorhexidine Antiseptic Halves Post-Surgical Infection Risk

Pre-procedural skin antisepsis with alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is twice as effective as povidone-iodine (PVI) in preventing surgical site infection (SSI), according to a new study. More...
21 Sep 2020
Image: A small ozone generator helps wounds heal (Photo courtesy of Purdue Univsersity)

Ozone Therapy Patch Treats Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

A wearable, portable topical ozone therapy system could provide a promising alternative approach for treatment of non-healing and infected wounds. More...
16 Sep 2020
Image: The IBU being tested for leaks (Photo courtesy of U.S. Army)

COVID-19 Biocontainment Boxes Provide Protection During Intubations

A novel biocontainment unit that uses negative pressure to filter out viral particles during intubation procedure can limit exposure to SARS-CoV-2, according to a new study. More...
14 Sep 2020
Image: The SpaceStation MRI infusion pump shielding device (Photo courtesy of B. Braun)

MRI Compatible Infusion Pumps Extend Continuum of Care

A new shielding device for infusion pumps allows continuous delivery of medications to patients, even within the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite. More...
09 Sep 2020
Image: An MDA AED station converted from a public phone booth (Photo courtesy of Bezeq)

Israel to Convert Public Phone Booths into Defibrillator Stations

Israeli telecom company Bezeq (Tel Aviv, Israel) and the national emergency medical, disaster, ambulance, and blood bank Magen Davis Adom (MDA; Tel Aviv, Israel) have announced a widescale plan to convert thousands of unused phone booths into easy-to-access, weather protected automated external defibrillator (AED) stations. The initiative still requires final regulatory approval. More...
08 Sep 2020
Image: The Endoculus RCE colon explorer (Photo courtesy of UC Boulder)

Treaded Robot Explores the Intestines from Within

A novel robotic capsule endoscope (RCE) can remotely examine the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, performing colonoscopies and taking biopsies of intestinal polyps. More...
07 Sep 2020
Image: The PocketVent affordable ventilator (Photo courtesy of NPL)

Low-Cost Ventilator Supports Developing Economies Needs

A low cost, easy to manufacture ventilator meets the requirements for affordable device technologies in emerging markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. More...
02 Sep 2020


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