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    How to improve hand hygiene compliance.

    Senior Hospital Managers think that hand hygiene programmes could be strengthened by taking into account patient interactions with non-clinical, as well as clinical, staff and by senior staff championing and mandating best practice initiatives.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:611
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    Inappropriate antibiotics for sepsis

    Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. sepsis patients in the ICU are at risk of inappropriate initial antibiotic therapy, a predictor of hospital mortality, indicating the need for novel diagnostic tools and concerted efforts to prevent the spread of resistant organisms

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:572
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    India's experience of the 1918 flu

    The 1918 influenza pandemic initially entered India via Bombay (now Mumbai) and over time, and with distance from the city, showed a pattern of speed deceleration and decreased overall virulence but with a prolonged epidemic wave.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:510
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    Support needed during HCV therapy

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients undergoing outpatient protease-inhibitor-based triple therapy can find the treatment physically, emotionally and socially draining, and need systematic support from specially trained professionals in symptom management.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:507
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    Longer stay linked to TB

    Despite measures to prevent infection spread the number of days spent in hospital in Botswana is strongly associated with development of tuberculosis (TB) within 12 months of discharge, and with TB-related mortality.

    BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14:409
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