TITLE

Research brief: Dangers of needlestick injury highlighted

PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
GP: General Practitioner;9/20/2004, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about a study related to the dangers of needlestick injuries. Six healthcare workers have contracted hepatitis C through their work in the past year compared with only three in the previous five years, according to latest data presented at the Health Protection Agency annual conference at Warwick University. All were due to needlestick injuries.
ACCESSION #
14644510

 

Related Articles

  • Doctor name Fellow.  // Hudson Valley Business Journal;5/16/2005, Vol. 16 Issue 10, p18 

    The article reports that Joel Canter MD, of Stanfordville, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology at a formal convocation ceremony held recently during the ACR 82nd Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. Fellowship is one of the highest...

  • Top Healthcare experts speak at UCSD conference.  // Gay & Lesbian Times;2/3/2005, Issue 893, p21 

    Reports on the health care conference held attended by top health care experts at the University of California in San Diego, California.

  • NOTICE BOARD.  // Nursing Standard;12/6/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 13, p62 

    The article offers information about different activities related to the medical institution in Great Britain. The Foundation of Nursing Studies funds clinical nurses, midwives and other healthcare teams to improve patient care, while, Department of Health is to hold a conference on delivering...

  • HCWs still stuck with nonsafety sharps.  // Hospital Employee Health;Mar2010, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p32 

    The article comments on the U.S. Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act which aimed to provide safer sharps to the health care workers (HCWs). It informs that this act was legalized 10 years ago but still medical personnel are using conventional devices. According to the Massachusetts...

  • One Piercing You Never Want. DARGAN, RICHARD S. // ASRT Scanner;Jun/Jul2010, Vol. 42 Issue 5, p15 

    The article focuses on the high risk of health care professionals of being accidentally injured by needles that is not only inconvenient for them but can also transmit diseases. Some of the diseases that can be transmitted by needle sticks are hepatitis C, hepatitis B and AIDS. Precautions that...

  • Integrated HCV care model appeals to hard-to-reach patients.  // Infectious Disease News;Jul2014, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p20 

    The article reports that a series of comprehensive interviews with health professionals indicate that an integrated care model for hepatitis C management can attract and engage stigmatized patients who maybe hesitant to seek treatment, according to research published in the Journal of Primary...

  • Hepatitis C. White, Adrian; Meinen, Michael // Acupuncture in Medicine;Feb2014, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p88 

    An abstract is presented of the article "Less-Established Risk Factors are Common in Asian Americans With Hepatitis C Virus: A Case Controlled Study" by K. Kin, B. Lin, K. T. Chaung et al. in a 2013 issue of the journal "Digestive Diseases & Sciences", along with a brief commentary on the abstract.

  • Effectiveness of Structural-Level Needle/Syringe Programs to Reduce HCV and HIV Infection Among People Who Inject Drugs: A Systematic Review. Abdul-Quader, Abu; Feelemyer, Jonathan; Modi, Shilpa; Stein, Ellen; Briceno, Alya; Semaan, Salaam; Horvath, Tara; Kennedy, Gail; Des Jarlais, Don // AIDS & Behavior;Nov2013, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p2878 

    Needle-syringe programs (NSP) have been effective in reducing HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection among people who inject drugs (PWID). Achieving sustainable reductions in these blood-borne infections requires addressing structural factors so PWID can legally access NSP services. Systematic...

  • In the News.  // Nature Reviews Microbiology;Nov2009, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p764 

    The article offers medical related news briefs in the U.S. Researchers found a relationship between the interleukin-28B gene and the lack of response to the treatment of the main cause of liver transplant, hepatitis C. Research from the University of Boulder in Colorado showed that shower heads...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics