Victoria LoConte looks back on Everett Hospital Xenex system study

Victoria LoConte

Emergency room staff nurse Victoria LoConte reveals her interest in past findings surrounding pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection in hospital settings.

LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS, USA, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A study previously conducted at Cambridge Health Alliance's Everett Hospital demonstrated that pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection was capable of significantly reducing operating room contamination of both surfaces and air. Today an emergency room staff nurse at the same facility, Victoria LoConte looks back on the study's findings and her own research paper delving into the implementation of such systems as part of her training.

CHA Everett Hospital is a 162-bed hospital in Everett, Massachusetts, and one of three hospitals which together form Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. The study, presented during an Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual meeting, demonstrated that Xenex Healthcare Services' disinfection system reduced surface contamination by 81 percent, and air contamination by 46 percent. "The study also showed that between-case contamination continued to rise with standard cleaning, but was reduced to almost zero when the device was used," reveals Victoria LoConte.

"I found the 2013 study to be extremely interesting," explains the emergency room staff nurse, "and completed a research paper on the implementation of Xenex disinfection systems in emergency room settings as part of my own studies."

According to the product's makers, each year in the United States, approximately the same number of people lose their lives as a result of healthcare-associated infections as do from breast cancer, AIDS, and auto accidents combined. "As antimicrobial resistance increases, such infections will likely become even more life-threatening and costly to address," suggests LoConte, "which is why advances in disinfection system technology are so important."

As the market leader in environmental disinfection, Xenex Healthcare Services has today helped more than 400 hospitals in America to achieve healthcare-associated infection rate reductions, according to the company.

LoConte's paper, a change proposal titled 'Xenex Utilization in the ER,' determined that considerable substantiating evidence was present to indicate the effectiveness of the Xenex device in preventing the spread of infection by eliminating contagions. "Utilization in the emergency room was identified as a challenge, however, due to knowledge deficits and patient flow," she adds.

Her proposal, she says, was aimed at improving these issues and ultimately reducing, in particular, rates of Clostridium difficile infection.

Victoria's work covered organization, improvement opportunity, purpose, proposal initiative, leadership, proposal care support, value-based support, data evidence, strategies, strategy defense, change theory, change assessment, quality outcomes, communication, data flow, and more.

"In essence, I found," she adds, wrapping up, "that while strong leadership was required at all steps to ensure success, sustainability, and quality assurance, the Xenex device was, in fact, proven highly effective in preventing the spread of infection via the successful elimination of contagions."

Victoria LoConte is an emergency room staff nurse at CHA Everett Hospital in Everett, Massachusetts. She holds an associate's degree in nursing, obtained from the Lawrence Memorial School of Nursing with Regis College and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to her current position, LoConte has also worked as an urgent care facility nurse manager, a case manager, and as a skilled visiting nurse serving the Greater Boston area. Her experience includes adult, geriatric, and pediatric care.

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How to Effectively Manage Medical Practice Staff, explained by physician and analyst Dr. William Matzner

William Lee Matzner, MD - California, Simi Valley

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Dr William Lee Matzner, Simi Valley, California

In his new publication, Dr. William Matzner explains some of the most effective steps and measures to improve healthcare staff management.

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Medical Practice Management Software helps with the daily tasks of appointment scheduling, report generation, claims and statements for insurance coverage, thus making the work of the staff easier.”

— Dr. William Matzner, California (Healthcare Analytics, LLC)

SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Running and managing a medical facility is no child’s play; a lot of planning, hard work, determination and organization skills go into it. Luckily, we live in an age where most of our day to day tasks have been made easier thanks to the meteoric development in the fields of science and IT. In order to enhance a facility’s productivity and reliability, good management and administration is required. But, how do we ensure we can mitigate legal and financial risks, maximize patient satisfaction, and ensure quality service provision? In order to achieve these outcomes, you need to manage your staff efficiently.

Dr. William Matzner has published an article about it. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Matzner at https://drwilliammatzner.blogspot.com

Here are some of the most effective steps and measures can help with staff management to achieve better results:

Staff Training

Training the staff and briefing them on what is expected of them in terms of both professional performance as well as patient care are both key factors that play a vital role in the smooth running of a medical practice. The staff should be well aware of how they are expected to perform and the standards that they must meet. They must also be well equipped and regularly updated in terms of changes, policy alterations, and training sessions.

Constant Supervision and Support

To ensure that the staff is on track and following policies, standards, and requirements, it is very important to not just closely supervise them, but also offer them support. This support could be in many forms, for instance, they may require help with equipment and instrument handling and operating, or they might require assistance with time managements etc. It is of paramount importance to be directly involved with the staff at some point, in order to ensure that they have all the support they may need, while also ensuring that they are aware that they are being supervised so that they do not compromise on quality. Supervision and support may also be offered in the form of staff guides, operation manuals, checklists, and roster of routine activities. Appreciation is also very important. Appreciate the staff and their efforts when they perform well and similarly, encourage them to improve if they are not at par with the standards.

Management Using Technology

Lastly, in this age of advanced technology, technological systems can help with a lot of management and organization. There are now certain management apps meant specifically for medical practices that help with normal routine activities—and do so quicker than humans. For instance, the Medical Practice Management Software or MPMS helps with the daily tasks of appointment scheduling, report generation, claims and statements for insurance coverage etc. thus making the work of the staff much easier. Such computerized programs save time, ensure quality service, and also reduce the workload of the staff. These systems now can also be connected to the internet, which makes them even more efficient.

Following the tips above can significantly help improve the quality of service, retention rate, and ensure that your staff enjoys working for you.

About William Lee Matzner, M.D., PhD, FACP

Dr. William L. Matzner works in the area of healthcare economics consulting at Healthcare Analytics, LLC, in California. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University. He received his M.D. with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine. In 1988, he was the Solomon Scholar for Resident Research at Cedar Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Matzner subsequently was awarded a PhD in Neuro Economics from Claremont Graduate University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine. He has researched and published extensively on the issue of reproduction and immunology in medical literature. He has been in private practice since 1989, specializing in Reproductive Immunology and Internal medicine.

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Neuro Kinetics, Inc. Releases Enhanced VEST™ & I-Portal® Software

VEST™ operating and neurotologic analysis software screenshot.

VEST™ operating and neurotologic analysis software offers a visual and easy-to-use interface.

All I-Portal® NOTC, I-PAS™ and I-Portal SVNG system tests are built into one software platform, eliminating the need to learn multiple software.

I-Portal®, the VEST™ companion, captures and tracks precise, high-speed digital images of the eye.

New Features Improve Efficiencies and the User Experience on All NKI I-Portal® Devices

Studies increasingly show the value of OVRT-C (Oculomotor, Vestibular, Reaction Time, and Concussion) testing using NKI’s I-Portal systems.”

— Susan Zelicoff, Vice President of Marketing, Neuro Kinetics, Inc.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Neuro Kinetics, Inc. Releases Enhanced VEST™ & I-Portal® Software
New Features Improve Efficiencies and the User Experience on All NKI I-Portal® Devices

Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) announced today that they have released VEST™ 8.2 and I-Portal® 6.2 software upgrades, both of which include numerous new features for users of I-Portal® NOTC (Neurotologic Test Center), I-Portal® VNG, and I-PAS™ (I-Portal® Portable Assessment System), NKI’s proprietary clinical eye tracking devices. I-Portal® captures eye-tracking video and eye position data, and works symbiotically with VEST™, which helps administer tests (e.g., presents visual stimuli, analyzes data, provides tools for inspecting and managing results, and stores patient and test information in an organized, accessible database). The new features improve efficiencies and the user experience on all NKI I-Portal® devices.
VEST™ 8.2 and I-Portal® Enhancements include:

• An auto-run setting which allows a clinician to program sequential tests and eliminate downtime between blocked
tests;
• Adjustable settings for optional patient and operator voice prompts;
• More efficient video saving and storage features;
• An entirely new electrooculography (EOG) utility analysis and user interface;
• Custom Test now displays motion sensor feedback collected by the I-Portal® Falcon™ video oculography. The
feedback results for both head position and velocity are viewed against the complementary eye position or
velocity data in the analysis window, which not only elevates the overall quality of data obtained but also
improves the efficiency of NKI’s I-Portal® systems.

NKI has begun shipping VEST™ 8.2 and I-Portal® 6.2 on new products, as well as upgrading customers’ existing systems.

Susan Zelicoff, Vice President of Marketing, explained, “NKI is constantly improving its VEST™ and I-Portal® software and analytics, because they are the foundations of our products.”

“It’s an opportune time for us to offer these enhancements, given the many reasons customers are looking to upgrade their existing systems or buy anew, she continued. “One reason is the steady obsolescence of FireWire technology. Second, Microsoft Corp. has announced it will no longer support Windows 7 Operating Systems in 2020. Third, and maybe most importantly, studies increasingly show the value of OVRT-C (Oculomotor, Vestibular, Reaction Time, and Cognitive) testing using NKI’s I-Portal systems.”

In a world of constant improvements, NKI’s next software release is well underway and is expected later this summer, concurrent with several new, game-changing tests. Pressure to release these new tests is in response to the high demand for additional measurement tools to help healthcare providers who treat patients with mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury) or concussions. NKI stands ready with solutions that continue to offer exceptional clinical utility and great value.

ABOUT NKI
Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (NKI) is the leader in clinical eye tracking and non-invasive neuro-functional diagnostics and monitoring, offering technology that identifies abnormal eye responses connected to more than 200 diseases and medical conditions. NKI’s FDA-approved I-Portal® devices are sold to physical therapists, audiologists, ENTs, neurotologists, neuro-chiropractors, neuro-ophthalmologists, and neurologists around the globe. The company's cleared diagnostic platforms include the I-PAS® (I-Portal® Portable Assessment System), I-Portal® NOTC (Neuro-Otologic Test Center), I-Portal® VNG, (Video Nystagmography) and I-Portal® VOG (Video Oculography), along with related accessories, software, training, and support services. To learn more, please refer to the "Resources" page on NKI’s website (www.neuro-kinetics.com) for research on the role of I-Portal® in various concussion studies.

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Rob Fletcher, author of America's Next Great Trainer. Say NO to the Dad Bod. Take the 60 Day Dad Bod Challenge

Rob Fletcher and Danielle Pashko lead the team to awesome results

Particpants from the NY Post Dad Bod CHALLENGE

Live "positive, healthy, fit, confident and strong"

Small gradual changes to daily habits and behaviors for long term success.

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“Read the book. Change your mind. Change your body. Change your life”…Dr. Nicholas DiNubile ACE American Council on Exercise Chief Medical Officer

The Dad Bod is back in the news. You know that area of the stomach once called beer belly, is now tagged the Dad Bod. Fact, its unhealthy, visceral fat.

The Dad Bod! The fact is its unhealthy, visceral fat. Which studies show, visceral fat can lead to all sorts of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.”

— Rob Fletcher Author of America's Next Great Trainer Transforma Your LIfe

COLUMBUS, OHIO, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The infamous Dad Bod, many media sources are saying more women are finding the Dad bod more appealing than ever before. Studies show visceral fat can lead to all sorts of health problems including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. That should be enough information to say no to the Dad Bod. Try the 60 Day Bod Challenge.

Nutritionist Danielle Pashko and I were enlisted by the NY Post to do a Dad Bod Challenge to accepting volunteers. In only a few weeks time we had awesome results – blood pressure improved, inches off the waistline, increase in lean muscle mass, body fat loss. In addition, more energy, less stress, more productive. happier, and healthier.

Take your own 60 Day Bod Challenge with benefits you will see and feel; lose body fat, inches off your waistline, gain lean muscle, increase strength and conditioning. Sculpt, tone, and define your body. Best of all, transform yourself. Feel Great! Look Great! Take control, be accountable. Slow, gradual, positive changes in daily habits and behaviors will set you up for long term success.

General advice and tips to get you started.

1. Consume high-quality proteins – beef, fish, chicken, eggs.

2. Avoid processed foods. Reduce, or cut out whites: pasta, bread, potatoes, rice, cheese, bread, dairy,

3. Avoid candy, soda and fruit juices.

4. Get in the habit of reading labels “nutritional facts” and “ingredients”

5. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Throw in a lemon or lime. Lemon assists in the process of digestion and elimination. The popular formula is 8 glasses of water a day.

6. Consume your meals according to your post-meal activities. Also known as, nutrient timing.

7. Smaller more frequent meals through the course of the day. Keeps the appetite satisfied.

8. Healthy Snacks: natural foods, fruits, nuts, and vegetables.

9 Choose cardio or short interval workout first thing in the morning. Your body will use stored fat for fuel, as there is no muscle glycogen to use.

10. Hit the Gym. Get that workout in.

In regard to exercise, strength, and conditioning always check with your doctor prior to starting any exercise program. Nutrition, exercise and strength building work together for optimal results. Start a daily workout program. If you cannot do it alone, make an investment in yourself. Seek advice and guidance from a professional credible trainer and/or nutritionist to get you started. They will do a true evaluation and assessment. Together you set goals, make a plan and make it happen.

Very valuable things for you to know: Your RHR(Resting Heart Rate), MHR(Maximum Heart Rate) – 220 – your age = MHR. Your THR (Target Heart Rate)
In order to get your THR take your MHR x 0.75 = THR, MHR x 0.85 = THR. An excellent resource http://www.heart.org

Do your own personal assessment for before and after comparison. On day one and your final day 60 record the following: weight, bodyfat, waist, chest, biceps, quads (mid-thigh):

1. Find your RHR =

2. Step Test: step on and off a box for 1 minute as fast as you can (box approximately 12 inches high) – Heart Rate =

3. Squats: as many as you can in 1 minute – Total Repetitions =

4. Push Ups: as many as you can in 1 minute – Total Repetitions =

5. Burpees: as many as you can in 1 minute =

6. Plank: hold as long as you can. Time =

Take the Dad Bod Challenge. The journey to a healthier, happier you. If you have any questions I am always available by email robfletcher@angt.tv I will try my best to answer any in a timely manner.

Live positive, healthy, fit, confident and strong.

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New Book – A Spoonful of Courage for the Sick and Suffering – Inspires Readers to Live Beyond Their Health Issues

Cover Art – A Spoonful of Courage

Dr. Charles Page

Written by Surgeon and Author Dr. Charles Page, New Book Shares True Stories of Ordinary People Transforming Their Greatest Challenges into Blessings

These patients had a depth of character, determination of spirit, and passion for life that defies human explanation.”

— Dr. Charles Page

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS , UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Often a medical diagnosis can be life-changing. The unknown can become overwhelming and all-consuming. Fear can take over our thinking and rob us of our joy. However, the new book, A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings, challenges these concepts by sharing true stories of patients who chose to not be defined by their diagnosis. Written by Dr. Charles Page, A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE will be available July 16, published by Morgan James Faith.

Known as “the best guy to know on the worst day of your life,” Dr. Page is a Texas-based surgeon, author, and storyteller. For the past twenty years, he has served as a healer for thousands of patients and a confidant for their loved ones. With A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE, Dr. Page has compiled some of the most inspiring stories of his career. As he walked with each extraordinary patient through their medical journey, Dr. Page experienced firsthand the life lessons that made them better, not bitter. Their lives are filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment during life’s most difficult seasons.

A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE was written to help those who are in the throes of health issues to know that they are not alone, to respond with faith, to focus on helping others, to experience freedom from worry, and to find courage by hearing the stories of others.

“I wanted to write a book that would encourage those who may be facing the biggest challenge of their lives,” explains Dr. Page. “Often people feel alone in their health struggles, so by sharing these true stories of some of my patients over the years, I hope that readers can re-frame their mindset. These patients had a depth of character, determination of spirit, and passion for life that defies human explanation. Their lives can help others realize that their challenges can become their biggest blessings.”

A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings by Dr. Charles Page, available now in e-book format, and July 16, 2019, in print format. A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE is published by Morgan James Faith.

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In a new published article, Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee explains “Treatment Options You Have for Joint Pain”

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Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Corona and Wildomar

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

Dr Sanjoy Banerjee, California, Pain Management

In his newest article, Sanjoy Banerjee, MD, of Pacific Pain Care, takes a look at the treatment options for joint pain and how to go about it.

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Not only do problems within the joints limit your overall movement, but they also stop you from being as productive as you usually are.”

— Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, Corona, California

CORONA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Joints play an important part in the smooth functioning of your body, as they form the connections between your bones. Joints are necessary for giving you support in movement and for helping you move without any hassle whatsoever. Considering how imperative a role joints play in your overall movement, any small or big problem within the joints can cause a lot of discomfort and lead to significant issues within your body.

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, who focuses on Pain Management, shares his thoughts in a new article, which is available on his blog at https://sanjoybanerjeemd.home.blog/

Not only do problems within the joints limit your overall movement, but they also stop you from being as productive as you usually are. The options you have when it comes to the treatment of joint pain include:

Medication

Medication, including over the counter or prescriptive pills, can help counter the pain that you get from joint swelling or pain. There are numerous medications that are suitable for pain relief within the joints and help with decreasing the greater risks that such pain can carry. With the right medication you can nip the problem in the bud and get over your joint pain right when it matters.

Topical Agents

Besides medications that are to be orally consumed, there are also some topical agents that you can apply on your joints to help relieve the pain that you are suffering from. It is believed that Capsaicin, which is a topical agent, can relieve joint pain from within your body. The agent blocks substance P, and helps transmit pain signals that help you combat the debilitating effects of joint pain.

The side effects of capsaicin cream include a burning sensation that stings you quite sharply over the area that it is being applied on. Additionally, arthritis cream is another cream that you can use for joint pain management. The cream helps treat different pains within your joints and signals effective relief.

Injections

For patients who aren’t able to find effective pain relief from oral or topical medications, injections are the right way to go about things. Injections are directly injected into the joint that pains after every three to four months. Injections containing steroids are most commonly used for patients that suffer from arthritis, tendinitis, and joint disease. These injections are an effective procedure to reduce joint pain. However, this treatment method is temporary and only sticks for a brief period of time.

Physical Therapy

When it comes to joint pain, you can also work with a physical therapist to strengthen your muscles around the joints and to improve your overall range of motion. Physical therapy, including exercise, can be particularly helpful for you as it relieves the symptoms of pain that you might experience because of being overweight or other such conditions where your joints end up suffering. Low impact exercises are particularly helpful for your joints. These stimulate your muscles without putting much pressure on the joints themselves. The results take some time to come, but they are more often than not quite permanent.

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee, M.D., QME (Corona & Wildomar, California)

Dr. Sanjoy Banerjee is the Founder and Medical Director of Pacific Pain Care in Corona and Wildomar, California. He graduated medical school from Imperial College, School of Medicine in London, England, and completed his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Rochester, New York. In addition, Dr. Banerjee completed the ACGME accredited Pain Management Fellowship Program at the University of California at Davis.

Dr. Banerjee is triple Board Certified, in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has many years of professional experience in Anesthesia, Pain Management and Addiction Medicine with special focus on interventional pain management techniques. Dr. Banerjee has personally performed several thousand interventional spine procedures.

In addition, Dr. Banerjee serves as a Qualified Medical Evaluator for the State of California Workers compensation system. He holds a Clinical Faculty position for the Adventist Health Family Practice Program and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Medicine at U.C. Riverside School of Medicine.

References

Website: http://www.pacificpaincare.com/doctors
Blog: https://sanjoybanerjeemd.home.blog/
Blog of Pacific Pain Care: https://www.pacificpaincare.com/blog
News: https://medicogazette.com/dr-sanjoy-banerjee
News: https://hype.news/dr-sanjoy-banerjee/
News: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-sanjoy-banerjee
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjoy-banerjee-a57079186/
Doctor Profile: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Sanjoy_Banerjee.html
Article on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/medical-doctor-dr-sanjoy-banerjee-starts-blog-pain-related-banerjee
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PacificPainCare
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Pacific-Pain-Care-1751511985128467/
Other professional references:
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4e70/5b427db75d9402d96d2f8398e9d9cc2f055e.pdf
http://cancercenter.ucdavis.edu/pain/Pain%20Resources/QinterstitialCystitis_Banerjee.pdf
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20718649#
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15360288.2010.503985
https://medschool.ucr.edu/community-based-faculty
http://www.llu.edu/pages/faculty/directory/index2.html?dept=Medicine

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Researchers at Concordia University Pick Micromeritics for High Throughput Metal-Organic Framework Characterization

The TriStar II Plus (Micromeritics, Georgia U.S.) provides high productivity MOF characterization for researchers at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) (from left to right Paola Marino, Zvart Ajoyan and Dr. Ashlee Horwarth)

Micromeritics TriStar II Plus is a an automated, three-station, surface area and porosity analyzer that delivers excellent performance and speed of analysis

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University Chooses Micromeritics TriStar II Plus Automated, Three-Station Gas Absorption System

It only takes around an hour for me to train my students to use the Tristar and it is exceedingly reliable,”

— Dr. Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor at Concordia University.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Researchers designing and synthesizing new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) are benefiting from high throughput surface area and porosity characterization with a Micromeritics TriStar II Plus automated, three-station gas adsorption system. A key focus for the group is rare earth MOFs with potential for wastewater clean-up and luminescence-based hazardous chemical detection. The TriStar characterizes new MOFs with exemplary efficiency, even for novice users, enhancing the productivity of the lab and accelerating progress.

“Surface area and porosity are defining characteristics of a MOF,” said Dr. Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor at Concordia University. “So, we need to be able to measure them as quickly and efficiently as possible. The TriStar runs 3 samples at a time, generating full data sets in 7 to 8 hours. This is extremely fast and means a same day result for my students; with some systems it would take 24 hours to run just a single sample. The ability to run three samples at once is really useful for confirming the reproducibility of a preparation method."

MOFs are an exciting class of chemical compounds with tunable porosity at the nanoscale and associated potential to address a wide range of societal concerns. The Concordia team are preparing MOFs to remove and/or catalytically breakdown waterborne contaminants not amenable to existing treatments, such as antibiotics and personal care products. The ability for rare earth MOFs to exhibit luminescence in response to the presence of hazardous analytes is also an area of interest. Surface area and porosity are performance-defining characteristics for all MOFs with pore size distribution providing insight into likely application.

“It only takes around an hour for me to train my students to use the Tristar and it is exceedingly reliable,” said Dr. Howarth. “I’m not aware of another system that matches it in terms of that crucial combination of robustness, throughput and price. I will soon boost analytical capabilities further with the addition of a Smart VacPrep accessory which will speed up all stages of sample prep – both degassing and activation.”

Prior to gas adsorption analyses samples are degassed; catalytic materials may also be activated. The Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port, programmable system that streamlines sample preparation by heating and evacuation. Each port can be operated independently, with samples easily and seamlessly transferred to the TriStar once preparation is complete. Using the Smart VacPrep in combination with the TriStar therefore further enhances the speed and ease of gas adsorption analysis.

Find out more about the TriStar II Plus at https://www.micromeritics.com/Product-Showcase/TriStar-II-Series.aspx or about Micromeritics broader offering for MOF characterization at https://www.micromeritics.com/Product-Showcase/Characterizing-MOFs.aspx

Micromeritics Corporate Profile

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation is a global provider of solutions for material characterization with best-in-class instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder characterization; and catalyst characterization and process development. Founded in 1962, the company has its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia, USA and more than 300 employees worldwide. With a fully integrated operation that extends from a world class scientific knowledge base through to in-house manufacture, Micrometrics delivers an extensive range of high-performance products for academic research and industrial problem-solving. Micromeritics’ customer-centric approach is evident from tactical partnerships that incubate and deliver valuable new technologies and strategic acquisitions to develop integrated solutions in the industrially vital areas of powders and catalysis. These acquisitions include Freeman Technology Ltd, a company with market-leading powder testing technology, and Process Integral Development S.L. (PID Eng & Tech), a highly-experienced provider of automated, modular microreactor systems. A cost-efficient contract testing laboratory – the Particle Testing Authority (PTA) – supplies material characterization services using Micromeritics’ instrumentation alongside complementary solutions from other vendors. A network of offices across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, along with dedicated distributors in additional geographies, ensures that every customer has local, knowledgeable support. Micromeritics works across a diverse range of industries from oil processing, petrochemicals and catalysts, to food and pharmaceuticals, and at the forefront of characterization technology for next generation materials such as graphene, metal-organic-frameworks, nanocatalysts, and zeolites. Engineering solutions that work optimally for every user is a defining characteristic of the company. For additional information go to www.micromeritics.com

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The necessary dental and medical history and the most important checkups before dental implantation

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Navigated implantation

Who are not the best candidates for dental implants and when is the dental implantation contraindicated

HEVIZ, ZALA, MAGYARORSZáG, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The S and Z Beautiful Teeth Ltd. is a dental implant center in Hungary. The clinic offers a wide range of complex dental restorative treatments. The clinic has a team of experienced professionals and modern equipment for the checkup of patients before implant surgery.

We have asked Prof.Dr.Janos Szabo the spokesperson of the S and Z Beautiful Teeth Clinic about the proper pre-treatment procedures before implant placement.

He said the initial consultation is an important step to collect information about what kind of aesthetic and functional result could make the patient happy. It has a crucial role because sometimes the patients expectations do not meet with their possibilities. After a thorough clinical and radiological checkup we can inform the patient about the best achievable functional and aesthetic result based on the intraoral, extraoral and gnathological examinations /such as jaw movements, contacts between the upper and the lower teeth or old restorations/. In case of a complex dental restoration it is inevitable to make a 3D CBCT scan for a careful planning. This scan visualizes the temporo-mandibular joints (the fix part of the skull and the lower jaw) and the upper and lower jaws and gives the possibility to make measurements and 3D plans. A mock-up based on the plan shows the final aesthetic result for the patient to help them to make decision. The pre-treatment checkups give the answer for the question whether there are any risks of the implantation or the treatment is contraindicated.

The risk cases are tobacco addiction, head and neck radiotherapy , intravenously administered bisphosphonates, bad oral hygiene, bleeding issues, bruxism. If the risk-benefit ratio is acceptable to the dentist and the patient the implantation can be a good choice.

There are a few intraoral and general diseases which mean such a high risk that the implantation can not be made: intraoral carcinoma, endocrine disorders, psychological diseases (eg. paranoia, panic syndrome). Similarly to the above mentioned medically compromising conditions the atypical facial pain means a contraindication, too because of the difficulty to assess complaints. The knowledge of the importance of the first consultation and checkup can not be enough emphasized. This information can help the patients in making decision.

If you have any questions, the contact information:
www.implant-dentist-hungary.com
The clinic of S and Z Beautiful Teeth Ltd.
8380 Hungary, Heviz, Egregyi Str.13.
Email: prof44dent@gmail.com
Phone: +36 83 340 141

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), explained in a new article by physician & surgeon Kamal K. Pourmoghadam, MD

Website of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

Website of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

Blog of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam

Blog of Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal K Pourmoghadam, Florida

Dr Kamal K Pourmoghadam, Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Dr Kamal Pourmoghadam, surgeon in Orlando Florida

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) targets premature children, the elderly, toddlers and adults with a heart or lung disease. Dr. Kamal Pourmoghadam explains.

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If your child displays any of the above-mentioned signs and symptoms, seek immediate medical attention and seclude your child to avoid the infection from spreading to other family members”

— Dr. Kamal Pourmoghadam, Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory infection of the airways, lungs and the respiratory tract caused by a virus. It is a very common infection among infants, with most infant infected by it at least one by the time they reach the age of two. But this infection is not limited to just children, it also infects adults at times. RSV usually targets premature children, the elderly, toddlers and adults with a heart or lung disease, or anyone with a very weak or compromised immune system, like HIV patients.

To explain, medical doctor and surgeon Kamal Pourmoghadam, MD has published an informational article on this subject in an easy-to-understand way. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Pourmoghadam at https://drpourmoghadam.home.blog/

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of the respiratory syncytial viral infection usually appear four to six days after the initial exposure to the virus. These include:

* Stuffy or runny nose
* Dry cough
* Low-grade or at times high fever
* Sore throat
* Headache, lethargy and fatigue
* Wheezing
* Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing
* Skin color changing to blue or purple
* Irritability
* Loss of appetite

The recovery time duration is between one to two weeks, with some patients complaining of chronic cough sometimes.

Causes

The respiratory syncytial virus enters the human body via the eyes, nose or mouth. It is highly contagious and commonly spreads through the medium of air in the form of droplets released during coughing or sneezing. It can also be transmitted through physical contact. An infected person is highly contagious in the first few days after contracting the infection after which the incubation period ends.

Risk factors

Certain risk factors are considered to increase the probability of your child getting infected with RSV. These include:
* Premature birth
* Congenital heart or lung disease patients
* People with compromised or weakened immune system

Complications

The respiratory syncytial virus may also cause certain complications if left untreated. These include:

* Excessive loss of body fluids
* Pneumonia and bronchiolitis
* Middle ear infection.
* Asthma.
* Recurrent infections.

Prevention

Currently, there is no specific vaccine for the respiratory syncytial virus but some precautionary measures can help reduce the risks of being infected by RSV:

* Wash your hands frequently to prevent the virus and the infection from spreading to other people.
* Avoid exposure and physical contact especially with babies, infants and people with compromised immune systems.
* Sterilize your things and keep them clean, Especially items like bed linen, toiletries, toys and utensils.
* Avoid sharing glasses, cutlery and other items that may spread the virus
* Avoid smoking

A disease specific drug by the name of palivizumab (Synagis) can also be administered to infants at high risk of contracting the Respiratory syncytial viral infection.

If your child displays any of the above-mentioned signs and symptoms, seek immediate medical attention and seclude your child to avoid the infection from spreading to other family members, advises Dr. Pourmoghadam.

KAMAL K. POURMOGHADAM, M.D.

Kamal K. Pourmoghadam, MD, is a pediatric cardiac surgeon at The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He is board certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. Dr. Pourmoghadam earned his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York. He trained for adult cardiac surgery at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, and for congenital cardiac surgery at the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle.

Dr. Pourmoghadam is a professor of surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, practicing congenital cardiac surgery for over twenty years and has been active in clinical research. He has extensive experience in neonatal and infant cardiac surgery and has special interest in the repair of single ventricle physiology patients and research in univentricular hearts.

References:

Website: https://kamalpourmoghadam.com
Blog: https://drpourmoghadam.home.blog/
Blog: http://drpourmoghadamhome.wordpress.com
News: https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-kamal-pourmoghadam
News: https://medicogazette.com/dr-kamal-pourmoghadam#425f92ce-0ccc-4fe2-8c31-56cf497704f4
News: https://hype.news/dr-kamal-pourmoghadam/
News report about Dr. Pourmoghadam: http://www.tiogapublishing.com/features/the_marketplace/covington-tot-returns-home-to-pennsylvania-after-lengthy-oklahoma-hospital/article_04865c00-0ae5-11e1-aec8-001cc4c002e0.html
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Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tansar Mir explains Facelift (Rhytidectomy) in a new article

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir operating on a patient in a publicized case, photograph by Susan Watts, New York Daily News

Dr Tansar Mir operating on a patient in a publicized case, photograph by Susan Watts, New York Daily News

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Website of Dr Tansar N Mir, New York

Website of Dr Tansar N Mir, New York

Dr Tansar N Mir, New York, on Dr Oz Show

Dr Tansar N Mir, New York, on Dr Oz Show

Are those anti-aging creams not giving you the results that you are looking for? Tansar Mir, MD explains the cosmetic procedure known as facelift.

Tansar Mir, MD – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (N/A:N/A)

Like most surgeries, face lifting, too has certain risks and complications. These include both long term as well as short term implications, such as hematoma and scarring”

— Dr. Tansar Mir, Plastic Surgeon in New York

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — A facelift, scientifically known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that helps make a face look tighter, firmer and well, younger. This procedure results in significant reduction in wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, while tightening and accentuating other features such as the firmer jawline, and more defined chin and cheekbones.

A rhytidectomy involves the process of pulling back flaps of skin on each side of the face so as to tighten the skin. The process also includes tissue alteration, which is responsible for making the face glow and appear fresher. These pulled flaps are then stitched and the excess skin removed, thus contouring the face and ridding it of any and all signs of aging. Mostly, facelifts are accompanied by neck lifts in order to achieve an overall, even skin texture.

To explain this procedure, medical doctor and surgeon Tansar N. Mir, MD has published an informational article on this subject in an easy-to-understand way. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Mir at https://tansarmirmd.home.blog/

Facelifts are well received by both celebrities and common people alike because of their high success rate and noticeable results. Anyone and everyone who is struggling with aging signs such as losing elasticity, fat deposition, and skin sagging can benefit from this cosmetic procedure.

Risks and Complications

Like most surgeries, face lifting, too has certain risks and complications. These include both long term as well as short term implications, such as:

* Hematoma
Face lifting procedures can often result in hematomas; this is when the blood collects under the facial skin and causes swelling, congestion, pain, and builds up pressure. It is among the most frequent and common complications of rhytidectomy.
* Scarring
A rhytidectomy may also cause scars from the incisions. Although these scars are normally permanent, they are usually in areas that conceal them, such as the hairline area or at the back of the ears.
* Nerve injury
Perhaps one of the most serious and dangerous complications of this surgical procedure is possible nerve injury. In case a nerve is injured during the surgery, it may temporarily or even permanently affect the sensory nerve endings affecting the sensations, movements as well as the touch senses of the facial muscles. It may also cause facial paralysis.
Other than these complications, face lifting procedures also pose additional risks such as hair loss, skin loss, excessive bleeding, infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, etc.

How It’s Done

A Rhytidectomy is not as complicated as it once used to be. A facelift surgery now involves a number of basic steps that need to be followed before the procedure takes place. The pre-surgery steps include a medical history and general health exam, medication review, and facial examination. Most surgeons nowadays also hold a consultation session where they suggest possible outcomes to the patient and review the patient’s expectations.

Once the patient has had the facelift surgery, he/she might experience mild to moderate pain and have swelling and bruising on and around the face. Drainage from incisions may also occur, and they may feel that their face is numb. These are all normal as long as the patient can move and feel their facial muscles move.

If you are one of the many people struggling with your sagging skin and want a boost to your physical appearance, you can opt for a rhytidectomy procedure. The results generally last up to ten years.

About Dr. Tansar Naveed Mir

Dr. Tansar N. Mir is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon in New York. Dr. Mir received his Doctorate of Medicine with Recognition in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine after graduating from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. Dr. Mir completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY and his residency/fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group through Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Mir is a double board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

References:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tansarmir/
https://tansarmirmd.home.blog/
https://medicogazette.com/dr-tansar-n-mir%2C-ny
https://hippocratesguild.com/dr-tansar-n-mir
https://hype.news/dr-tansar-n-mir/
https://www.doctoroz.com/episode/caught-act-oz-investigates-butt-enhancement-black-market?video_id=4752832053001
https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/woman-bad-butt-injections-helped-manhattan-surgeon-article-1.2260467
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/06/17/butt-augmentation-reversal-surgery-sophelay-ouk/
https://nypost.com/2019/02/16/the-shocking-rise-of-dangerous-and-illegal-black-market-butt-lifts/
https://www.today.com/health/plastic-surgery-mishaps-women-speak-out-about-procedures-gone-wrong-t37291
https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-apos-transformation-back-alley-201020983.html
https://karimagordonfoundation.org/beware-illegal-butt-injections/
https://karimagordonfoundation.org/the-danger-of-butt-injections/
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Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSIUivE7mVo
The Doctors Television Show: Earlier this year we met Dakota who was disfigured by black market silicone butt injections. Watch as plastic surgeon Dr. Tansar Mir performs her silicone removal surgery. To see how the procedure transformed Dakota’s life, see this video.

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Stony Brook University: Tansar Mir, MD '04 Plastic Surgeon, Tansar Mir Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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