Search Tag: respiratory tract infections

Executive Health Management

PRIMIT - Web Programme Encourages Hand Washing

2015 13 Aug

A randomised trial of more than 16,000 households in the UK used a web-based programme to encourage more frequent hand washing and found that it reduces the risk of catching and passing on respiratory tract infections to other household members. The research has been published in The Lancet. The programme called PRIMIT also showed that users of the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pneumonia Hospitalisation Linked To Increased Risk of CVD

2015 21 Jan

A study which appears in the January 20 issue of  JAMA claims that the hospitalisation of older adults with pneumonia is associated with increased short and long-term cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, and suggests that pneumonia is an important risk factor for CVD. Pneumonia affects 1.2 percent of the northern hemisphere's population each year, and... Read more

ICU Management

Topical Antibiotics: 'No Impact' on ICU Patient Outcomes

2014 01 Oct

Prophylactic antibiotics applied areas in the mouth, throat and digestive tract were associated with low levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and no differences in patient survival and intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay, according to researchers from the University Medical Centre Utrecht in the Netherlands. Data show that some antibiotic regimens,... Read more