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SONO Month in Review | February 2019

In the medical sphere, as in any other field, new discoveries and changes occur every day. They may change many people's lives direction. If you deeply understand the necessity of being informed of the latest developments in a medical world, you will probably not miss a piece of single recent news that may contain information that can be useful either in your career or for your family life. Every single detail in medical practice can play a crucial role, that is why we, as ultrasound specialists and healthcare industry professionals, try to keep the highest standards of our products such as ultrasound gel, high-level disinfecting products, and medical-grade disinfecting wipes. Clear ultrasound gel is used for taking better images of our internal body organs, high-level disinfectant assures the best result for different medical items' disinfection, and antibacterial wipes are the best that can happen with your ultrasound transducer for cleaning.

If you are related to this field and are always interested in the latest news, we suggest you to read the articles presented below. Particularly, here we have included the ultrasound and disinfection February news from around the world!

 


Focused ultrasound releases cancer drugs on target

Focused Ultrasound Releases Cancer drugs on target | PhysicsWorld.com

February 27, 2019

The ability of focused ultrasound to heat tissue enables a range of non-invasive therapies, such as tumor ablation, for example, or relief of essential tremor. Another application under investigation is the use of ultrasound to induce mild hyperthermia (heating by no more than 6°C) and trigger drug release from thermosensitive liposomal carriers, enabling targeted drug delivery to tumors.

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5 Key Trends in New Ultrasound Technology | ItnOnline.com

February 7, 2019

Here is a list of six key trends in ultrasound technology that Imaging Technology News (ITN) has seen at radiology and echocardiography conferences over the past two years. For hospitals looking at purchasing new imaging systems, this list will be helpful when comparing vendors.

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What Really Matters in Hospital Cleaning | HospitalHealth 

February 11, 2019

For many years we have understood that a clean hospital environment is a cornerstone of infection prevention, helping to keep patients and healthcare workers safe.1 However, environmental cleaning in hospitals is complex, and very dependent on the individuals involved, and the context in which they work.

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Top Infectious Disease News of the Week | ContagionLive

February 17, 2019 

Outpatient clinics are not traditionally focused on infection control initiatives. Despite 990 million physician office visits and 125.7 million hospital outpatient visits each year in the United States, these clinics are often overlooked when it comes to controlling the transmission of harmful pathogens.

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Dangerous Bacteria May Linger in Hospital Sinks | NewsMax

February 7, 2019

Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets inpatient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause healthcare-associated infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound infections, or surgical site infections.

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Here’s What’s Going On with the 2019 Flu Season | HealthLine

February 22, 2019

Influenza activity picked up again last week, reaching a new peak this season. Still, this season remains far milder than last year, according to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC). The flu is now widespread in 48 states and Puerto Rico. Since October 1, 2018, there have been up to 20.4 million reported cases of the flu, between 8.2 and 9.6 million flu-related medical visits, 214,000 to 256,000 hospitalizations, and 13,600 22,300 deaths, the CDC estimates.

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