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Bisset J.A.,Institute of Tropical Medicine | Marin R.,Hospital District | Rodriguez M.M.,Institute of Tropical Medicine | Severson D.W.,University of Notre Dame | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Medical Entomology | Year: 2013

Dengue (family Flaviridae, genus Fbvivirus, DENV) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) are presently important public health problems in Costa Rica. The primary strategy for disease control is based on reducing population densities of the main mosquito vector Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae). This is heavily dependent on use of chemical insecticides, thus the development of resistance is a frequent threat to control program effectiveness. The objective of this study was to determine the levels of insecticide resistance and the metabolic resistance mechanisms involved in two Ae. aegypti strains collected from two provinces (Puntarenas and Limon) in Costa Rica. Bioassays with larvae were performed according to World Health Organization guidelines and resistance in adults was measured through standard bottle assays. The activities of β-esterases, cytochrome P450 monooxygenases, and glutathione S-transferases (GST), were assayed through synergists and biochemical tests, wherein the threshold criteria for each enzyme was established using the susceptible Rockefeller strain. The results showed higher resistance levels to the organophosphate (OP) temephos and the pyrethroid deltamethrin in larvae. The efficacy of commercial formulations of temephos in controlling Ae. aegypti populations was 100% mortality up to 11 and 12 d posttreatment with daily water replacements in test containers. Temephos and deltamethrin resistance in larvae were associated with high esterase activity, but not to cytochrome P450 monooxygenase or GST activities. Adult mosquitoes were resistant to deltamethrin, and susceptible to bendiocarb, chlorpyrifos, and Cypermethrin. Because temephos and deltamethrin resistance are emerging at the studied sites, alternative insecticides should be considered. The insecticides chlorpyrifos and Cypermethrin could be good candidates to use as alternatives for Ae. aegypti control. © 2013 Entomological Society of America.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Attendees looking for a real-time locating system (RTLS) vendor at the annual Health Information Management Systems Society conference (HIMSS17) will find a true partner for process improvement at the Versus Technology booth, #1723. Healthcare today is undergoing rapid changes, with care quality and the patient experience taking the forefront. The shift from volume-based to value-based care and increasing patient populations means health systems must see more patients while still providing better customer service and outcomes. Doing so consistently across the entire integrated delivery network (IDN) adds another layer of complexity. To see how Versus uniquely applies RTLS technology meet these challenges, don’t miss the following events and announcements at HIMSS17. HIMSS Education Session #156: Using RTLS Data to Increase Capacity in Ambulatory Care — Join Dan Hamilton, COO of Nor-Lea Hospital District, as he shares how their clinic dealt with a 78% increase in patient population over just two years. Learn how they used Versus to gather data and engage staff for process and workflow improvement, increasing capacity by nearly 50%. Live RTLS Experience Center Demonstrations — Visitors to booth #1723 can see first-hand how Versus improves the delivery of quality care while enhancing the patient experience — at every touchpoint across the IDN, including the ED, OR, inpatient units, cancer centers and ambulatory clinics. Delivered by our Lean Six Sigma healthcare consultants in a live RTLS environment, the demonstration showcases real-time and reporting software that drives workflow in the moment and provides historical metrics for process improvement initiatives. Live RTLS Analytics Demonstrations — After a high-level overview of Versus reporting in the Experience Center, take a deep-dive into the newly released Reports Plus™ Analytics 5.3. With new options for managing and reporting on multiple workflow operations across an entire health system, RTLS analytics have never been more integral to providing operational intelligence across the entire IDN. New Hand-Hygiene Alliance to Improve the Safety of Patient Care — Versus is expanding its hand hygiene solutions by teaming up with GOJO® Industries. Hospitals that implement Versus Advantages™ Hand Hygiene Safety will have the option to deploy GOJO PURELL® smart dispensers integrated with Versus, in addition to the GP PRO (Georgia-Pacific Professional) SafeHaven™ Automated Hand Hygiene Monitoring System. See all the solutions at booth #1723. New Sensor Plus to Enable BLE Wayfinding — Hospitals considering wayfinding applications using Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) beacons will want to see the latest infrared sensor in Versus’ 11th-generation sensory network. Equipped with a USB port, the new Sensor Plus not only provides KLAS-leading location accuracy* for people and equipment, it also supplies constant power to plug-and-play BLE beacons, allowing Versus customers to easily expand their RTLS investment with a ready-made wayfinding network that never needs battery changes. For more details on all Versus HIMSS17 events, visit versustech.com/himss. Midmark Corporation acquired Versus Technology, Inc. in May, 2016, creating a unique offering of clinical workflow solutions that encompass clinical workflow services, RTLS technology, medical equipment, diagnostic devices and design assistance for improved efficiency within health systems. ‘ The GP Georgia-Pacific logo, SafeHaven, SafeHaven with design, enMotion and the hand wave design are trademarks owned by or licensed to Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products LP and are used herein with permission. The enMotion® dispenser is only available for lease through an authorized GP distributor. About Versus Technology, Inc. Versus Technology, Inc., a Midmark company, provides healthcare facilities with operational and clinical workflow intelligence using real-time locating system (RTLS) technology. Since its inception in 1988, more than 850 hospitals, clinics and senior care facilities have used Versus solutions to support healthcare’s ultimate goals: enhancing the patient experience while providing high-quality care at lower costs. With enterprise solutions for patient tracking, workflow automation, staff safety, hand hygiene and asset tracking, Versus improves patient flow, communication, and productivity to ultimately increase capacity. To learn more about Versus Technology, Inc., our technology and client successes, visit versustech.com. About Midmark Midmark Corporation, a privately held company founded in 1915, is committed to providing innovative products and workflow solutions to healthcare professionals around the world. Offering full lines of exam and procedures tables, as well as workstations, casework, instrument processing, digital diagnostics solutions, real-time locating system (RTLS) technology and more. Midmark is focused on continuously improving physician workflows and enhancing patient-caregiver interactions. Midmark’s more than 1,500 teammates worldwide are dedicated to redefining the future of the clinical space and making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as six other locations in the United States and international locations in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmarkclinicalsolutions.com or midmark.com, and follow Midmark on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. Safe Harbor Provision This release may include forward-looking statements which “bespeak caution,” and which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The statements are made only as of the date of this release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update them to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.


News Article | November 29, 2016
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CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'A-' rating to the following bonds expected to be issued by the Akron, Bath and Copley Joint Township Hospital District on behalf of Summa Health System (Summa). --$344,000,000 Akron, Bath and Copley Joint Township Hospital District hospital facilities refunding and improvement revenue bonds series 2016. Fitch has also affirmed the 'A-' underlying rating on approximately $183.6 million of series 2010 bonds issued by the State of Ohio on be

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