Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rice engineer wins grant to study temperature and coronavirus

Daniel Preston, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Rice's Brown School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Rapid Response Research grant to study the effect of varying temperatures ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sterilizing surgical masks for safer reuse

The shortage of N95 and surgical masks has complicated efforts to control the COVID-19 pandemic and jeopardized the lives of health care workers, who are forced to reuse masks many times.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reusable medical devices could help solve key COVID-19 problem

Shortages of medical supplies such as ventilators, face shields and masks has been a recurring problem during the COVID-19 pandemic and production has struggled to keep up. A Penn State team of researchers propose a novel ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Poor cleaning can jeopardize sterilization of medical tools

Vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) failed to completely sterilize surgical tools 76 percent of the time when the tools were soiled with salts or blood and not cleaned prior to sterilization, according to a study published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Repeat tubal procedures up after hysteroscopic sterilization

(HealthDay)—Hysteroscopic sterilization is associated with an increased risk for additional tubal intervention within seven years compared with laparoscopic sterilization, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in ...

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