The authors describe an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia in 4 hospitals across Australia between the dates of March 2017 and May 2017. Eleven patients were infected, predominately in intensive care units. A collaborative outbreak response team was formed to investigate sources of the contamination. Intravenous fluids were cultured and testing of multiple potential sources were performed. The source of the infection was traced back to contaminated sterile ultrasound gel sachets within kits used in central line insertion and sterile procedures.
Different diagnostic imaging technologies, consolidated and emerging, can nowadays be applied to breast district: Mammography, Breast Tomosynthesis, Ductography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging dedicated to breast, Automated Breast Ultrasound Systems with the patient in supine or prone position and Molecular Breast Imaging.
Since their introduction more than three decades ago, mechanical needle guides have been used to assist clinicians in the accuracy of placing needles for a variety of procedures such as… read more →