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Article: Effectiveness of precautions against droplets and contact in prevention of nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

TitleEffectiveness of precautions against droplets and contact in prevention of nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherThe Lancet Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lancet
Citation
Lancet, 2003, v. 361 n. 9368, p. 1519-1520 How to Cite?
AbstractWe did a case-control study in five Hong Kong hospitals, with 241 non-infected and 13 infected staff with documented exposures to 11 index patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) during patient care. All participants were surveyed about use of mask, gloves, gowns, and hand-washing, as recommended under droplets and contact precautions when caring for index patients with SARS. 69 staff who reported use of all four measures were not infected, whereas all infected staff had omitted at least one measure (p=0.0224). Fewer staff who wore masks (p=0.0001), gowns (p=0.006), and washed their hands (p=0.047) became infected compared with those who didn't, but stepwise logistic regression was significant only for masks (p=0.011). Practice of droplets precaution and contact precaution is adequate in significantly reducing the risk of infection after exposures to patients with SARS. The protective role of the mask suggests that in hospitals, infection is transmitted by droplets.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79277
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2015 Impact Factor: 44.002
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 14.638
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dc.contributor.authorTsang, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorYung, RWHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChing, TYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, TKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, LMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorPeiris, JSMen_HK
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dc.description.abstractWe did a case-control study in five Hong Kong hospitals, with 241 non-infected and 13 infected staff with documented exposures to 11 index patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) during patient care. All participants were surveyed about use of mask, gloves, gowns, and hand-washing, as recommended under droplets and contact precautions when caring for index patients with SARS. 69 staff who reported use of all four measures were not infected, whereas all infected staff had omitted at least one measure (p=0.0224). Fewer staff who wore masks (p=0.0001), gowns (p=0.006), and washed their hands (p=0.047) became infected compared with those who didn't, but stepwise logistic regression was significant only for masks (p=0.011). Practice of droplets precaution and contact precaution is adequate in significantly reducing the risk of infection after exposures to patients with SARS. The protective role of the mask suggests that in hospitals, infection is transmitted by droplets.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherThe Lancet Publishing Group. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/lanceten_HK
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dc.subject.meshCase-Control Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHandwashingen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kongen_HK
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dc.subject.meshInfection Control - methodsen_HK
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dc.subject.meshMasksen_HK
dc.subject.meshProtective Clothingen_HK
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dc.subject.meshSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome - prevention & control - transmissionen_HK
dc.titleEffectiveness of precautions against droplets and contact in prevention of nosocomial transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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