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The most common complication for a patient while in the hospital is an infection, especially for very sick patients who require a stay in an intensive care unit. It's estimated that one in 20 hospital patients acquire antibiotic resistant infections like MRSA. A new study examined whether wearing gloves and...
Time reports on a study in JAMA that has shown that the use of protective gloves and gowns by healthcare providers when seeing all patients does not have a significant effect in the spread of disease. In the study, one group of doctors working in the ICU was instructed to follow a new protocol and to wear...
A new "poop pill" may be an effective treatment for the gastrointestinal bacteria clostridium difficile, the Los Angeles Times reports. The bacteria competes with the body's natural intestinal bacteria and causes symptoms ranging from diarrhea to inflammation of the colon. Until now, scientists have been...