<img class = "sics-component__story-image__image sics-component__story-image__image – standard" src = "https://resources.stuff.co.nz/content/ "Researcher Rahib Saavedra demonstrates how to use a medical ointment to study the prevention of heart disease. hypersensitive infections. SUSAN HUANG / AP
Rese Sagittarius Rahib Saavedra demonstrated how to use a medication ointment for a study to prevent infections with a superb substance.
Much has been done to limit infections in hospitals and attention shifts to what happens after patients' withdrawal. Nine US states – California, Washington, Nevada, Minnesota, Illinois, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey – require hospitals to test the most vulnerable patients, such as those in intensive care for MRSA. Many other places do it voluntarily.
More than 2,000 patients were hospitalized in Southern California hospitals that were found to carry MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. All of them were provided with information on how to avoid infection, and half also received special products – mouthwash, liquid soap containing an antiseptic and an antibiotic ointment to be poured into the nose. They were told to use these Monday to Friday, every week for six months.
One year later, 6% of those in the deeply purified group developed MRSA infection against 9% of the others. They also have fewer infections than other germs. Doctors estimate that 25 to 30 people will need to be treated to prevent one case
There are no serious side effects; 44 people had dry or irritated skin and most continued to use the products, although Heather Avvisius was one. The 41-year-old nanny has had MRSA infections in the past and has entered the study after severe complications from Crohn's disease, which have been reported in the St. Paul Medical Center. Jude in Fullerton, California, eight years ago. "I feel a lot cleaner and safer," and I'm less concerned about the spread of germs to her children, she said.
Nearly half of those who dropped out of the study earlier or could not.
"Many people can think," I feel fine, I do not have to do that, "said Dr. John Gergangan of the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. the risk does not end after you get home. "
Federal subsidies are paid for the products. They will cost from 150 to 200 dollars in six months otherwise, Huang said. Antiseptic soap is a 4% solution of chlorhexidine, which is sold in many drugstores. Other soaps, even those with antibacterial action, "may not have active ingredients to remove MRSA," says Robert Weinstein, another investigator, and
It is worthwhile for patients to do what they can to to prevent MRSA infection, he said.
"You left the hospital, you do not want us back."