Halving the risk of infection following surgery

(University of Leeds) New analysis by the University of Leeds and the University of Bern of more than 14,000 operations has found that using alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) halves the risk of infection in certain types of surgery when compared to the more commonly used povidone-iodine (PVI).
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Background Knowing the number of persons at risk for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and their risk behaviors are needed to allocate limited resources, set targets for prevention and care activities, gauge the reach of programs, and assess their impact. Female sex workers (FSWs) are a population at high risk for STD worldwide; little is known about FSW in Bhutan. Methods We conducted a community-based survey and population size exercise of FSW in Bhutan. The survey used a hybrid venue-based/peer-referral sampling method. Population size estimation methods were key informant mapping, census and enumeration, ...
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David J. BierPractically since his first week in office, President Joe Biden has faced repeated criticisms from Republicans and someDemocrats that his border policy amounts to “open borders.” This criticism is not simply inaccurate: it isunhingedfrom reality in a way that distinguishes itself from normal political hyperbole. Indeed, U.S. immigration policy is effectivelyclosed borders, and Biden ’s immigration policies and goals are largely the same as those of President Donald Trump.Under U.S. immigration law, it is illegal for anyone in the world to travel or immigrate to the United States unless they f...
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When Joe Silverman developed Crohn’s disease at age 21, the symptoms started out mild. While the sight of blood in his stools initially freaked him out, what really bothered him was the frequent abdominal pain and bloating that occurred as his condition progressed to moderate and then severe. Dietary changes didn’t make a difference, so he began taking prescription oral anti-inflammatory drugs that are often used to treat certain bowel diseases, which alleviated but didn’t eliminate his discomfort. He started using prescription steroid suppositories to cope with flare-ups of the inflammatory bowel disease...
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This article is licensed under aCreative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence.Beppo Hartwig, Martin A. Suhm The theoretical description of spectral signatures for weakly bound hydrogen contacts between alcohol groups is challenging and remains poorly characterised. By combining Raman jet spectroscopy with appropriately scaled harmonic DFT... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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An analysis of epidemiological data suggests that the frequency of alcohol consumption, as well as the quantity, may be positively associated with hepatic steatosis.Liver International
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Alcohol intake and obesity are independent risk factors for morbidity among patients with cirrhosis, but the two factors do not appear to combine for a stronger effect.Medscape Medical News
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We describe a facile synthesis of the cyapho-cyanamide salt [Na(18-crown-6)][N(CN)(CP)] from reaction of [Na(18-crown-6)][PH 2 ] (18-crown-6 = 1,4,7,10,13,16-hexaoxacyclooctadecane) with dimethyl N -cyanocarbonimidate, (MeO) 2 C=N(CN). The reaction proceeds with elimination of two equivalents of methanol. Careful tuning of the reaction conditions allowed for the isolation and characterization of the N -cyano(carboximidate)phosphide intermediate [HP{C(OMe)N(CN)}] - . Due to the adverse effects of methanol in these reaction mixtures, a bulk scale synthesis of [Na(18-crown-6)][N(CN)(CP)] could be achieved by addition of a bas...
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CONCLUSIONS: Despite patients increasing, subjects who most turn to the services are the most serious ones, in older age, with comorbid mental disorders and with a compromised health status. This is reflected in the high risk of death for all cancers.PMID:34554114 | DOI:10.4415/ANN_21_03_03
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