Alcohol-based handrubs can improve hygiene in hospitals Giving health care workers quick access to alcohol-structured handrubs can easily improve hygiene in hospitals, a study published in the Online Open Access journal Important Care suggests. Good hands hygiene among healthcare workers can help minimise the spread of infections within hospitals. Alcohol-structured handrubs will be the standard approach to hand hygiene worldwide, however compliance amongst hospital staff remains low. Among the best ways to increase compliance is to provide employees bottles of handrub to retain in their pockets, record Prof Didier co-workers and Pittet from the University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland, who monitored the tactile hands hygiene of 102 health care workers located in the same intensive care unit.Copyright 2006 Advisory Board Firm and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.
Aeterna Zentaris presents outcomes of active compounds with anti-tumor results at EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium orally Aeterna Zentaris Inc. Data shows that AEZS-129 and AEZS-132 block important signalling pathways which contribute to the proliferation and survival of cancer tumor cells. Targeting these multiple signalling pathways you could end up improved treatment efficacy for such cancers as lung, colon, prostate, breasts, endometrial cancer and melanoma. Both posters were offered by Irene Seipelt, Associate Director, Preclinical and Discovery Development at Aeterna Zentaris, during the 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Tumor Therapeutics currently kept at the Berlin Estrel Hotel and Convention Centre in Berlin, Germany.