Navigation Links
Study finds surgical masks provided effective protection of health-care workers against H1N1
Date:3/25/2010

The effectiveness of ordinary surgical masks as opposed to respirators in protecting health care workers against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus has been the subject of debate. An observational study published in the April 1, 2010 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, available online (http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/651159), suggests that surgical masks are just as effective as respirators in this regard.

Researchers analyzed the incidence of H1N1 among health care workers from April through August of 2009 at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. A small percentage tested positive for H1N1 during this period. None had cared for any patients with H1N1 or worked in H1N1 screening areas of the emergency room. In all cases, transmission was believed to have occurred outside of patient care, when health care workers were in contact with roommates, the general public, and other sources.

From June 19 to July 21, health care workers at the hospital wore N95 respirators in the emergency room and an H1N1 isolation area. From July 22 to Aug. 31, surgical masks were used by workers in these areas. The incidence of H1N1 among workers remained low during both periods. Although the study was observational, the findings suggest that surgical masks and respirators did not differ in their effectiveness in preventing hospital staff from acquiring H1N1.

"What is more important than using high-filtration or respirator masks for known or suspected cases is to have a uniform policy, such as using surgical masks, when in close contact with all patients," said study author Brenda Sze Peng Ang, MD, of the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. "This way, health care workers are protected from getting infected by patients not initially thought to have H1N1."


'/>"/>

Contact: John Jeys
jheys@idsociety.org
703-299-0412
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. UCSF study finds clinic-based HIV prevention is effective in reducing risk behaviors
2. New Tulane University study says diabetes at epidemic proportions in China
3. New Study Refutes Bone Drugs Link to Fractures
4. Study: Child health may suffer in strong economy
5. Influenza in pregnancy -- new Norwegian study
6. Say Cheese! New Study Confirms Health Benefits of Pecorino Romano Cheese
7. Mammograms May Not Boost Survival, Danish Study Suggests
8. Abbreviated Trials Yield Misleading Results: Study
9. Bad Habits Explain Class Differences in Health: Study
10. Scott & White Healthcare researchers studying investigational agent that targets breast cancer
11. Our eye position betrays the numbers we have in mind, new study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... are clear differences in the brains of people with ... new research indicates. Scientists at Stanford University ... diagnose this baffling condition and shed light on how ... misdiagnosed or labeled as hypochondriacs. Using three ... [chronic fatigue syndrome] patients, brains diverge from those of ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. ... to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government ... the United States each year, researchers at the U.S. Centers ... 250,000 cases that occurred worldwide in 2008, according to the ... disease that causes skin sores, nerve damage, and muscle weakness ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... By Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... skin condition eczema may increase slightly the risk of broken bones ... of 34,500 adults, researchers found that among 7 percent of people ... had a bone or joint injury and 0.6 percent had an ... people without eczema, those with the skin condition had more than ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... NY)—Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine ... Center will present their latest aging research ... Annual Scientific Meeting. Topics include the identification of ... for cognitive impairment and the cellular biology of ... 2014 in Washington, D.C., "Einstein-Montefiore has distinguished itself ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... at least 2 years old to be covered by ... guidance exists other than the general recommendation by national ... least the first six months. , So what ... that motivated researchers at the University at Buffalo School ... patterns of American infants at 6 months and 12 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 2Health News:Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 3Health News:Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports 2Health News:Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports 3Health News:Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 3Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 4Health News:What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom's socioeconomic background 2Health News:What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom's socioeconomic background 3
... , New research reveals that a persons socioeconomic status ... After reviewing 20 years of medical literature regarding the ... adults, researchers from LDS Hospital and the University of ... correlation between the two, even after adjusting for smoking ...
... 2007 - Oakland, CA Childrens Hospital & Research ... $9 million funding award from the National Institutes of ... in collaboration with Children,s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, was ... which supports innovative hands-on programs that encourage children to ...
... Tobacco Cessation,Campaign, HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 13 As ... eight residents,who are willing to document their attempts to ... Cancer Society,s annual event, held on the third Thursday,in ... the hope that they will,stop using tobacco for good., ...
... BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Nov. 13 Millennium,Biotechnologies ... Bulletin Board: MBTG), today announced that it had ... exclusive provider of,nutritional products to Provider Services Inc. ... with PSI purchasing Millennium,s,Resurgex Select(TM) line of products. ...
... End of 2007 and the Rest by Q1 2008., ... Active Directory Tasks and ... 13 Chip PC industry-leading,thin client solutions were chosen ... of North Rhine-Westphalia County to,supply 20,000 thin clients and ...
... 13 Cardinal Health today,announced an exclusive alliance ... helps eligible health care facilities implement,manage and meet ... Pricing Program. The 340B Drug Pricing Program ... federally qualified health care facilities provide care,for the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Institutes of Health selects Children's Hospital Oakland for grant award 2Health News:State Health Officials Seek Quitters as Part of Great American Smokeout 2Health News:Millennium Biotechnologies Inc. Signs Five Year $20,000,000 Purchase Agreement with Provider Services Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio 2Health News:Millennium Biotechnologies Inc. Signs Five Year $20,000,000 Purchase Agreement with Provider Services Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio 3Health News:Chip PC Wins Europe's Largest Thin Client Tender to Supply 20,000 Thin Clients and Management Software to German RZF - Financial Administration of North Rhine-Westphalia County 2Health News:Cardinal Health, Sentry Data Systems Introduce New Technology to Help Health Care Providers More Cost-Efficiently Care for Underserved 2Health News:Cardinal Health, Sentry Data Systems Introduce New Technology to Help Health Care Providers More Cost-Efficiently Care for Underserved 3Health News:Cardinal Health, Sentry Data Systems Introduce New Technology to Help Health Care Providers More Cost-Efficiently Care for Underserved 4
(Date:10/30/2014)... Kingdom , Oct. 30, 2014 Molecular ... CBRX ) and Maryland ... developers with improved efficiency during clinical development that will ... next week. This partnership extends ... platform, which it launched earlier this month. The company ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014   Auxilium Pharmaceuticals , ... integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced financial results ... The Company highlighted important corporate, commercial, regulatory and ... "We are very pleased with the continued ... products in our portfolio this quarter, especially the ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Today, DripDrop, the first ... it was awarded a two-year contract, effective Sept. ... that serves the more than 100,000 members and ... and Provista.  DripDrop also received ... member hospitals who attended the recent Novation 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Molecular Profiles To Launch US Strategic Alliance At AAPS 2Molecular Profiles To Launch US Strategic Alliance At AAPS 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 9Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 10Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 11Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 12Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 13Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 14Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 15Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 16Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 17Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 18Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 19Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 20Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 21Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 22DripDrop Partners With Novation To Help Hospitals Address I.V. Saline Solution Shortages; ORS Product Used For Ebola Outbreak 2DripDrop Partners With Novation To Help Hospitals Address I.V. Saline Solution Shortages; ORS Product Used For Ebola Outbreak 3DripDrop Partners With Novation To Help Hospitals Address I.V. Saline Solution Shortages; ORS Product Used For Ebola Outbreak 4
... 27, 2011 Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... synthetic immunogens against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today ... Development Agreement (CRADA) with the United States Department of ... Animal Disease Center. This collaboration will evaluate the efficacy ...
... Co., Inc. (NYSE Amex: TPI ), a pharmaceutical ... branded generics and other pharmaceuticals, announced the financial results for ... year 2011 ending June 30 ... delivered $95.2 million, exceeding the guided $90.0 million revenue forecast ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Inovio Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration With U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Assess Foot & Mouth Disease Synthetic Vaccines' Potential to Help Ensure Nation's Food Supply Safety 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration With U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Assess Foot & Mouth Disease Synthetic Vaccines' Potential to Help Ensure Nation's Food Supply Safety 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals Enters Collaboration With U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Assess Foot & Mouth Disease Synthetic Vaccines' Potential to Help Ensure Nation's Food Supply Safety 4TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 2TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 3TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 4TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 5TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 6TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 7TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 8TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 9TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 10TPI Reports Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results 11
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: