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Patients With Bone Infections May Benefit As Much From Oral Antibiotics As IVs, OVIVA Study Finds

Osteomyelitis with Staphylococci inside bone tissue. 3D illustrationGetty As an Infectious Disease physician, I see many patients with osteomyelitis, or infection of the bone. It’s a common infection especially in patients with diabetes, poor circulation, and following joint replacement. It’s not often I am struck by what appears to be a game-changing study. The OVIVA… Read More »

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’… Read More »

Health screening 'not meeting targets', report finds

None of the three main health screening programmes in England – bowel, breast or cervical – met their targets last year, according to a report by the National Audit Office. There were also delays in cervical screening results reaching half of women tested, with a backlog of nearly 100,000 samples. Bowel screening performed best, narrowly… Read More »