2014-06-16 - The IP Epidemiologist Partnership Sharing the Common Goal of Good Patient Outcomes
One of the most important relationships that infection preventionists can cultivate is with their institution's epidemiologist. It's a partnership that is equally appreciated by the epidemiologist who shares the objective of good patient outcomes. It's an alliance that dates back to 1985, when the SENIC Project provided scientific evidence that infection control programs with quali
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2014-07-28 - 1 in 3,000 Blood Donors in England Infected with Hepatitis E
The first systematic analysis of hepatitis E virus (HEV) transmission by blood components indicates that about 1 in 3000 donors in England have HEV in their plasma. The findings, published in The Lancet, suggest that around 1200 HEV-containing blood components (eg, red cells, platelets, and fresh frozen plasma) are likely to be transfused every year in England.
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2014-07-28 - New Oral Drug Regimens Cure Hardest-to-Treat Hepatitis C
Two new pill-only antiviral drug regimens could provide shorter, more effective treatment options with fewer side effects for the majority of patients infected with hepatitis C, even those most difficult to treat, according to the results of two studies published in The Lancet.
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