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AGA gives additional suggestions to prevent duodenoscope infections

March 26, 2015

The American Gastroenterological Association has issued additional practice recommendations for preventing infections associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, duodenoscopes following a meeting of regulators, manufacturers and gastroenterologists, according to a press release.

“More than 500,000 ERCPs are performed each year throughout the U.S., saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients with very serious illnesses,” AGA President John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, said in the release. “The value of these procedures cannot be understated. AGA is committed to finding a path forward to remove the risk of device-transmitted infections and ensure safe patient care.”

Botswana-UPenn partnership, Microsoft to launch telemedicine service in Botswana

March 26, 2015
The Botswana-UPenn Partnership, along with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and others are planning to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa…

Report highlights need for continued US support for global health

March 26, 2015
In its annual policy report, the Global Health Technologies Coalition highlighted the need for U.S. policymakers to continue to support global health research and…
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Video: Developed dengue vaccines only partially protective

March 26, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Scott B. Halstead, MD, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, discusses the current state of dengue vaccine development…

Indiana governor declares emergency in response to HIV epidemic

March 25, 2015
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will declare a public health disaster emergency for Scott County in response to an HIV outbreak there, he announced today. As of March 20…
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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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