Hand Sanitizer Reduced Toddlers ’ Sick Days More Than Soap, Study Found

By Naomi Thomas, CNN (CNN) — Young children inevitably have a lot of runny noses and sore throats, but how they clean their hands could cut back on how often they miss day care, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers in Spain found that children who cleaned their hands with sanitizer instead of soap and water reduced their missed days of school, respiratory infections and antibiotic prescriptions. Researchers studied 911 children up to age 3 who attended 24 day care centers in Almería, Spain. They split the children, their families and their day care centers into three groups: One group used hand sanitizer to clean hands, and one used soap and water, both with strict protocols about hygiene. A third, the control group, followed its usual hand-washing routines. All three groups attended hand hygiene workshops before the study began. But the hand sanitizer and soap-and-water groups attended follow-up sessions about respiratory infections and fevers and received documentation about hand hygiene. They were given hygiene protocols including washing hands before and after lunch, as they arrived home and after coughing, sneezing or blowing their noses, the study said. During the eight-month study period, the 911 students had 5,211 respiratory infections that led to 5,186 missed days of day care. The hand sanitizer group missed 3.25% of days of day care, followed by the soap and water group, which missed 3.9% of days. The group follo...
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ConclusionAlthough the data included in the SLR were difficult to synthesize due to heterogeneity of the study designs and patient characteristics in the 14 studies, our search identified a high burden associated with hypoglycemic events in terms of HRU and costs, and patients ’ QoL. Further research is recommended to reach a consensus on hypoglycemia definition and study design to provide robust evidence on the burden of hypoglycemia and to accurately weigh the impact of this acute complication in Spain.FundingEli Lilly and Company.
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CONCLUSIONS: We concluded that there were protocols for hand hygiene, and professionals were instructed about it. There were gaps in the inpatient units, such as the presence of inadequate sinks and taps. PMID: 30652805 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: LinguaAuthor(s): Jeong-Im Han, Jeahyuk Oh, Joo-Yeon KimAbstractAlthough speech errors have served as the primary source of evidence for how the language production system works, there is a lack of studies on naturalistic slips of the tongue in Korean. The present study had two main goals: first, we introduced a new collection of slips produced by native speakers of Korean in a naturalistic setting and provided a general description of their main error patterns. The speech errors were drawn from a corpus of Korean conversations transcribed from tape recordings (Seoul...
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