Activity of Hospital #Disinfectants against Vegetative Cells and Spores of #Clostridioides difficile Embedded in Biofilms

Clostridioides difficile spores can survive in the environment either in mono- or mixed-species biofilms. However, no previous studies have investigated chemical disinfection of C. difficile spores embedded in biofilms.. C. difficile vegetative cells and spores were recovered from biofilms regardless the type of biofilm growth or biofilm growth time. No disinfectant was able to completely eliminate C. difficile from the biofilms. Overall, Clorox, OPA, and … Continue reading Activity of Hospital #Disinfectants against Vegetative Cells and Spores of #Clostridioides difficile Embedded in Biofilms

American Academy of #Pediatrics – Section on #Surgery Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

. Avoid the routine use of whole-body computed #tomography (CT) scanning (pan-scanning) in pediatric trauma patients. . Avoid using computed tomography (CT scan) as the first-line imaging modality in the evaluation of suspected appendicitis in children. Ultrasound should be done first with a CT scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) considered in equivocal cases. . Avoid performing antireflux operations (fundoplications) during gastrostomy insertion in most … Continue reading American Academy of #Pediatrics – Section on #Surgery Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question