American Society for Microbiology Bacterial Hand Contamination and Transfer after Use of Contaminated Bulk-Soap-Refillable Dispensers. Another reason not to refill bulk soap …
Aseptic No Touch Technique may be used in conjunction with sterile gloves as an alternative to full surgical asepsis for body piercing procedures. I demonstrated …
One of the most commonly used materials for body jewelry, the ASTM F136 – Standard Specification for Wrought Titanium-6Aluminum-4Vanadium ELI (Extra Low Interstitial) …
Perhaps if he was more diplomatic and better demonstrated his hypothesis he would have had a better response from his colleagues
In developing a policy on the return of explants to patients [or previously worn body jewelry to clients] there are many concerns and issues that need to be considered and addressed.
Links: Some educational infection prevention materials for body artists
The surgeon who first advocated sterilized gloves
Hand Hygiene in the New England Journal of Medicine Complete with interesting video Hand Hygiene Yves Longtin, M.D., Hugo Sax, M.D., Benedetta …
http://www.fightgermsnow.com/ A useful collection of scientific studies on antimicrobial use in clinical and home settings.
A study inadvertently proves that externally threaded jewelry can harbor bacterial colonies in biofilm.
A curious and hopeful article about a transdermal implant modified for a practical palliative use.
In brief: A surgeon saw this type of mod at a piercing studio when taking his children to have their ears pierced, and made a version for helping patients swallow.
A little more about face masks: they were designed to protect the patient from the healthcare practitioner, not the other way around
Homeopathy: There’s nothing in it | The 10:23 Campaign | #ten23.
An educational overview of some of the important historical steps forward in infection control and sterilization