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OCtober 9, 2015

UV Light Robots Cut C. Diff Transmissions by 25 Percent on Cancer Patient Floors, Penn Study Finds

An estimated $150,000 in annual direct medical costs were averted by preventing infections

Robots are capable of all sorts of tasks to help better treat cancer: They connect oncologists to patients remotely, make incisions, staple them shut, deliver “nano” therapies—and they clean rooms. New research from Penn Medicine infection control specialists found that ultraviolet (UV) robots helped reduce the rates of transmission of the common bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile among cancer inpatients – mostly blood cancer patients, a group more vulnerable to hospital-acquired infections – by 25 percent. Read more ...

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The unfortunate fact is that the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery meets a need in today's world. Steven J. Berkowitz, M.D., and his team are dedicated to helping children move beyond a horrifying event.

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