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Bugs still get through despite gloves, gowns

from MedPage Today

Having intensive care workers wear gloves and gowns during all patient contacts did not reduce the risk of transmission of two major multidrug-resistant pathogens, a researcher said. In a large cluster-randomized trial, intensive care units where workers always wore gloves and gowns did not lower the rate at which patients reached a composite endpoint of acquiring vancomycin-resistant enterococcus or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. more

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