Navigation Links
Unmasked and vulnerable
Date:1/26/2009

Professor MacIntyre said.

Commissioned and funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing in response to an urgent policy need, the study is the first randomised controlled clinical trial of masks to be conducted internationally. Researchers at UNSW, Sydney's Westmead Hospital, Imperial College (London) and the National Centre for Immunisation Research studied more than 280 adults in 143 families in Sydney during the winter seasons of 2006 and 2007. The adults were randomly allocated masks when exposed to a sick child in the household.

Professor MacIntyre said a drawback was participants' low compliance, with less than half reporting having worn the masks often or always. However, adherence to preventative measures is known to vary depending on perception of risk and would be expected to increase during a pandemic.

The next pressing research question is the value of the use of masks among health care workers. Preliminary work in Australia in 2007 showed very low acceptance of and compliance with mask use by hospital doctors and nurses.

Professor MacIntyre and her team, along with the Beijing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are now running a large trial of masks in close to 2,000 health care workers in more than 20 hospitals in China, where compliance with masks is much greater.

"Results from this trial could have wide implications for not only pandemic influenza, but a range of communicable diseases spread within hospitals,' Professor MacIntyre said.


'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Offner
s.offner@unsw.edu.au
61-424-580-208
University of New South Wales
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Unmet medical needs are most common among vulnerable children
2. Innovative Uses of Technology to Improve Health for Poor and Vulnerable People to be Explored at Rockefeller Foundation Conference
3. Children more vulnerable to harmful effects of lead
4. Children More Vulnerable to Harmful Effects of Lead at Age 6 Than as Toddlers, Says New Study
5. Poison Prevention Tips to Protect the Most Vulnerable
6. Increased Investment in Medicaid Needed to Protect Houston Areas Most Vulnerable Seniors, Disabled
7. Governor Rendell Says 2008-09 Budget Renews Commitment to Vulnerable Pennsylvanians
8. Unintended Errors Leave Many Newborns Vulnerable
9. WellPoint Provides Support and Resources to Most Vulnerable California Residents
10. New Report Finds U.S. Cities More Vulnerable Than Ever to Rodent Infestation
11. Assisted Suicide Wont Up Deaths for Vulnerable Groups: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding dress company offering ... follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The fans will ... draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, the company has ... Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more information. , ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... A new white paper by The ... in the long-term care environment as well as provides ... The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care: ... of the patient, resident and family experience in long-term ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd ... by ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , ... breast would have gone undetected if she had not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut ... the marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are ... for release through White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , ... sacred path available to all of us to walk out of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... has released a new blog post presenting a list of vehicles ... , Some types of vehicles cannot be covered under an ... post to see if their vehicle qualifies for auto insurance coverage. ... the cars that cannot be covered by a plan. Clients have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2
... ... AZ (Vocus) December 23, 2008 -- Adding to a growing body of ... the December 23rd issue of Circulation further emphasized the need to exercise ... most Americans fall far short of the minimum recommended guidelines of physical ...
... Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has ... third annual pilot-project grant program. The grants, which ... early studies in translational science that, if successful, ... CCTS, established through funds from a 2006 Clinical ...
... dangers, researchers say , , TUESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) ... in the United States combine over-the-counter medications with prescription ... potentially dangerous interactions, a new survey finds. , A ... more than 175,000 emergency department visits for adverse drug ...
... sports such as swimming had greater bone density in menopause ... exercise during adolescence may help women maintain their bone strength ... Dec. 22 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine ... the teenage exercise habits of 46 postmenopausal women, now aged ...
... perihepatic capsules with concomitant pelvic inflammation. The pain ... main symptom. These cases have to be cautiously ... is pain in the right upper abdomen Fitz-Hugh-Curtis ... that can be diagnosed by non-invasive methoids and ...
... presenting cells (APCs) that both initiate and modulate the ... antigen capture and presentation to T cells, with the ... T cells. Gastric cancer is one of the most ... progress, it is still difficult to treat advanced gastric ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Treadmill Desks to the Rescue: Weight Control and Activity Critical in Preventing Heart Failure 2Health News:Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies 2Health News:Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies 3Health News:Rockefeller University's Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies 4Health News:Drug Combinations Putting Seniors at Risk 2Health News:Drug Combinations Putting Seniors at Risk 3Health News:Drug Combinations Putting Seniors at Risk 4Health News:What is the clinical character of Fitz-Hugh-Curtis syndrome? 2Health News:A new light on tumor immunotherapy for gastric cancer 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: LIXT), ... I trial of Lixte,s lead compound, LB‑100, is being conducted, ... John S. Kovach , M.D., the founder and President ... be completed at a single site. Accrual of patients, however, ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Gem Pharmaceuticals announced today that the initial soft tissue ... Phase 2 clinical trial.  This open-label study will assess ... (an investigational medication), in approximately 30 adults as first-line ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150123/170966LOGO GPX-150 is ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Inc. (NASDAQ: UPI ), a medical device company ... treat voiding dysfunctions, today reported financial results for the ... Global revenue for the Company,s Urgent ®  PC Neuromodulation ... revenue record, as compared to $3.9 million in the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 2Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces Expansion Of Clinical Sites For Its Phase I Trial Of Its Lead Anti-Cancer Compound, LB-100 3Gem Pharmaceuticals Announces Enrollment of Initial Patients in its Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of GPX-150 in Sarcoma Patients 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 2Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 3Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 4Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 5Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 6Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 7Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 8Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 9Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 10Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 11Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 12Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 13Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 14Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 15Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 16Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 17Uroplasty Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal Third Quarter 18
... Calif., Aug. 1, 2011 ThermoGenesis Corp. (NASDAQ: ... that process and store adult stem cells, said today that ... July 29, 2011. "Dr. Rao has been appointed ... which requires him to resign as a director of the ...
... eResearchTechnology, Inc. (ERT), (Nasdaq: ERT ... customizable medical devices to biopharmaceutical and healthcare organizations ... respiratory efficacy services in drug development, announced today ... 2011.  Unless otherwise noted, all comparative numbers refer ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ThermoGenesis Names Former Applied Imaging CEO Robin Stracey to Board of Directors, Replacing Dr. Mahendra Rao 2ThermoGenesis Names Former Applied Imaging CEO Robin Stracey to Board of Directors, Replacing Dr. Mahendra Rao 3ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 2ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 3ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 4ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 5ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 6ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 7ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 8ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 9ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 10ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 11ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 12ERT Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results 13
... III, laboratory-grade pure water at a constant ... potable tap water and combine complementary purification ... is easy to operate, reliable, and allows ... a low operating cost., Applications, Glassware ...
... 10,400 more samples than traditionally-insulated freezers, ... panel technology maximizes storage capacity. Freezer ... compartments; two adjustable-height shelves included. Patented ... energy consumption and extends compressor life. ...
... Direct Heat Decontamination CO2 Incubator provides ... control of airborne contaminants. The dual ... decontamination and a 145C dry sterilization ... line changes and /or when working ...
... Simple, economical, moderate-sized CO2 incubator with ... with glass inner door, HEPA filtered ... minimize sample exposure. Simple, large character ... IR CO2 sensing and mulitple temperature ...
Medicine Products: