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Clinical briefs for Monday, Nov. 23

Pfizer COVID vaccine rollout could begin Dec. 11, federal official says … C. diff rates fell in hospital inpatients but remained steady in outpatients during pandemic surge … New Eli Lilly COVID treatment arrives as hospitals scramble to solve logistical challenges … FDA approves emergency use for baricitinib-remdesivir combo in COVID … Alzheimer’s plaques may…

Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Nov. 11

LeadingAge survey finds 37% of members with rapid COVID tests from feds are not using them … New sporicidal cleaner for C. diff employs electrostatic spray for healthcare settings … LTC task force pushes for ‘complete redesign’ of nursing home survey process … Spinal cord stimulation may alleviate diabetic neuropathy … Statins as effective in…

Clinical briefs for Monday, Oct. 5

Blood pressure meds reduce mortality in flu and pneumonia, study finds … Purpose in life linked to fewer dementia-related problems … Poor cognitive performance predicts impaired activities of daily living years later … Rare genetic form of dementia discovered … CDC: Last season’s flu vaccination rate highest in a decade … California antibiotic stewardship mandate…

Clinical briefs for Monday, Sept. 28

Potent compound may help reduce recurrent C. diff, researchers claim … Virtual stroke rehab games include boxing … Poor oral hygiene may raise risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia … White House to allow drug imports from Canada … PointClickCare joins COVID database coalition to aid timely research

Clinical Briefs for Monday, January 6

Map of lethal C. difficile toxin could pave way for future treatments … Providers underreporting major injury falls on MDS, study suggests … Regular video game play on the rise among older adults … U.S. market unprepared to meet needs of frail elders in the 2020s

Clinical Briefs for Friday, November 8

Loss of food enjoyment can isolate cancer patients … No hospital disinfectants can kill off C. difficile bacterium … Study helps explain why exercise guards against heart disease … ‘First-of-its-kind’ Medicaid project to increase access to behavioral health treatments

New wipe may help reduce C. diff

The Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Wipes reduced C. difficile infection rates from 14.99 (per 10,000 patient days) to zero in a six-month period, according to a new study.

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