A multifaceted hand hygiene intervention may have a short-term effect on mortality in nursing homes. Nevertheless, other strategies may remain necessary to reduce morbidity.
Researchers found that patients were willing to remind health care professionals, especially nurses, to wash their hands.
Cases of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City and Las Vegas are being investigated by health officials.
Time matters more than water temperature for effective hand washing.
Bi-directional mechanisms linking periodontal disease to the development of rheumatoid arthritis may offer biomarkers for the development of RA and treatment objectives that influence the courses of both inflammatory conditions.
Offering hand sanitizer to the patient and clinician at the same time, deemed “co-washing,” is a simple intervention that can be implemented in almost any practice and possibly reduce infection rates.
Nosocomial legionellosis as a result of heat exchangers installed in a hospital in Sherbrooke, Canada.
The ruling applies to consumer products containing 1 or more of 19 specific active ingredients.
The report, which included information on 1,075 contact lens-related infections that were reported to a Food and Drug Administration database, noted that 1 in 5 contact lens related infections often led to more serious eye complications.
The request is part of the FDA’s larger, ongoing review of OTC antiseptic active ingredients to ensure these ingredients are safe and effective.
Side effects include airway and wound inflammation, agency says
The dressing can be used for up to four hours, which could allow time for the patient to receive surgical care.
Nearly one third of contact lens wearers who participated in a survey reported seeking treatment for painful or red eyes.
Few studies compare effectiveness of disinfecting methods and monitoring strategies.