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  • A 60-Year-Old Man With Migratory Septic Polyarthritis...
    Tue, 17 Mar 2020
    A 60-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of pain and swelling in both knees, a 1-week history of pain and swelling in the left hand, and a 1-day history of inability to bear weight. His joint pain was associated with fatigue and stiffness, but he did not report having fever, gastrointestinal or genitourinary symptoms, or rash, and he also denied any history of trauma, previous episodes of joint pain, or surgery. He was not taking any relevant medications. He had a history of alcohol abuse with frequent “blackouts” and had had unprotected sex with multiple partners 1 month earlier. He also had a history of homelessness and he had been living in his sister’s basement for the last several months, which was reportedly infested with rodents. He had also consumed home-canned pork and beans 1 month before presentation.
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  • The importance of designing and implementing participatory surve...
    The atypical pneumonia case, caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), was reported by the World Health Organization,1 which has been spreading at high rates since the end of December 2019.2,3 The 2019-nCoV case was first detected and confirmed in Wuhan, China, before being identified in other Chinese cities. It has also been reported in most countries of the world.4,5 On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
  • Mandatory employee vaccination as a strategy for early and compr...
    Influenza is responsible annually for as many as 35 million respiratory infections, 710,000 hospitalizations and 56,000 deaths.1 Symptom severity can vary from asymptomatic to severe illness requiring extended intensive medical intervention.2 Viral shedding and transmission to others is possible from several days before symptom onset to nearly a week after illness onset.2 The potential for serious complications is highest among infants, older adults, those who are pregnant and patients with chronic medical conditions.
  • Knowledge about hand hygiene in the Generation Z: A questionnair...
    Alcohol-based hand disinfection represents the key infection control measure to prevent healthcare-associated infections and nosocomial transmission of pathogens.1 It is crucial to continuously improve hand hygiene compliance, especially when teaching young prospective healthcare professionals. These are nowadays mainly members of the so-called Generation Z2 (ie, those born between 1995 and 2012). We conducted a survey to determine the knowledge regarding hand hygiene in this group and to assess the potential for optimizing education.