Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 361 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 27-Dec-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 28-Dec-2003
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CDC releases new guidelines for infection control in dental care settings
The first comprehensive recommendations in 10 years for dental infection control were released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  more

Guidelines for infection control in dental health-care settings --- 2003
This report consolidates recommendations for preventing and controlling infectious diseases and managing personnel health and safety concerns related to infection control in dental settings. This report 1) updates and revises previous CDC recommendations regarding infection control in dental settings; 2) incorporates relevant infection-control measures from other CDC guidelines; and 3) discusses concerns not addressed in previous recommendations for dentistry.  more


Effective treatment for McArle's disease, an exercise disorder
People with McArdle's disease a condition marked by low tolerance for exercise and high risk of activity-related muscle injury can dramatically improve their exercise tolerance by consuming a soft drink or equivalent before physical activity, investigators at the UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have discovered.  more

Whole-body PET/CT scan appears useful for determining tumor stage
A new study suggests that whole-body PET/CT imaging should may be more useful than whole-body MRI for determining the extent a tumor has spread, according to an article in the December 24/31 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  more

Case of BSE 'Mad Cow' in the United States: Chronology of events
Approximately 4-1/2 year old non-ambulatory dairy cow arrives at Verns Moses Lake Meats, a slaughter plant in Moses Lake, WA; the animal's condition is attributed to complications from calving. Consistent with USDA's standard testing protocols for BSE, samples are taken from the animal and all potential high-risk material (central nervous system tissue) is diverted out of the human food supply and into rendering.  more

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