February 2012 Vol. 7 No. 2

C. difficile infections at record high

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that C. difficile infections are at an all-time high and are linked to 14,000 deaths in the U.S. each…

Creating a smooth move for patients and staff

When Missouri Baptist Medical Center had to relocate nearly 200 patients in a single day, staff and leaders knew collaboration and planning would be key. Here’s how they…

FDA warns of counterfeit Avastin

On Feb. 14, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notified healthcare professionals and patients about a counterfeit version of Avastin 400 mg/16mL, which may have been purchased and…

Polypectomy lowers colorectal cancer mortality

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that mortality from colorectal cancer was about 50% lower among patients who had adenomatous polyps removed compared to…

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