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Columbia researchers are developing an optical fiber system that uses a type of UV light to sterilize areas around skin-penetrating medical devices.
At TED 2017, CUMC radiation scientist David Brenner discussed his work using physics to create a new, potentially life-saving weapon against drug-resistant microbes.
The risk is small, but a new study shows antibiotics can potentially cause harm to patients who do not themselves receive the antibiotics.
- June 8, 2016
Scientists from Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in mice, suggesting its potential to reduce surgical site infections.
- January 6, 2015
Preventing two of the most common health care-associated infections—bloodstream infections caused by central lines and pneumonia caused by ventilators—can increase the odds that these patients survive.
- January 6, 2015
Study by Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, found that text message reminders helped increase young children's likelihood of receiving second dose of flu vaccine.
- October 17, 2014
Rat population of New York City carries variety of disease-causing microbes.
- March 7, 2014
A model shows that a combination of four approaches could reduce the spread of HIV among drug users in NYC by more than 60 percent by 2040.
- February 14, 2014
While most hospitals have policies to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow the guidelines established to prevent these infections.
- January 6, 2014
Brief fever appears to be common in kids given influenza and pneumococcal vaccines together—new findings from Columbia and CDC researchers, published in JAMA Pediatrics.