Using germ-killing soap and ointment on all intensive-care unit (ICU) patients can reduce bloodstream infections by up to 44 percent and significantly reduce the presence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in ICUs. A new Department of Health and Human Services-funded study released today tested three MRSA prevention strategies and found that using germ-killing soap and ointment on all ICU patients was more effective than other strategies.
Day: May 29, 2013
The new program measures and encourages responsible stewardship of Earth’s resources in all aspects of higher education.
Irvine, Calif., May 29, 2013 — Scientists at UC Irvine have discovered that a synthetic compound originally derived from a sun anemone toxin enhances metabolic activity and shows potential as a treatment for obesity and insulin resistance. The findings, published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, present the first evidence […]
Irvine, Calif., May 29, 2013 – Mexican American mothers’ formal immigration status influences the educational achievement of their children and even their grandchildren, according to a new study led by a UC Irvine sociologist. Researchers found – based on a large‐scale survey of young, second‐generation Mexican American adults in Los Angeles – that those whose […]