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Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff.

Jos H Verbeek, Blair Rajamaki, Sharea Ijaz, Riitta Sauni, Elaine Toomey, Bronagh Blackwood, Christina Tikka, Jani H Ruotsalainen, F Selcen Kilinc Balci,

BACKGROUND:In epidemics of highly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), or coronavirus (COVID-19), healthcare workers (HCW) are at much greater risk of infection than the general population, due to their contact with patients' contaminated body fluids. Personal protective equipment (PPE) can reduce the risk by covering ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane database of systematic reviews)
[2020, 5:CD011621]

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Length of hospital stay after hip fracture and readmission rates of persons with and without Alzheimer's disease: a matched cohort study.

Blair Rajamaki, Marjaana Koponen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Anna-Maija Tolppanen,

BACKGROUND:Hospital length of stays (LOS) for incident of hip fracture are decreasing, but it is unknown if these changes have negative impacts on vulnerable older patient populations, like those with Alzheimer's disease (AD). We aimed to assess if persons with and without AD have different hospital LOS for hip fracture, ... Read more >>

BMC Geriatr (BMC Geriatrics)
[2020, 20(1):214]

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Personal protective equipment for preventing highly infectious diseases due to exposure to contaminated body fluids in healthcare staff.

Jos H Verbeek, Blair Rajamaki, Sharea Ijaz, Riitta Sauni, Elaine Toomey, Bronagh Blackwood, Christina Tikka, Jani H Ruotsalainen, F Selcen Kilinc Balci,

BACKGROUND:In epidemics of highly infectious diseases, such as Ebola, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), or coronavirus (COVID-19), healthcare workers (HCW) are at much greater risk of infection than the general population, due to their contact with patients' contaminated body fluids. Personal protective equipment (PPE) can reduce the risk by covering ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews)
[2020, 4:CD011621]

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Psychotropic Drug-Associated Pneumonia in Older Adults.

Blair Rajamaki, Sirpa Hartikainen, Anna-Maija Tolppanen,

The use of psychotropic drugs (antipsychotics, benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-related drugs, and antidepressants) is common, with a prevalence estimates range of 19-29% among community dwelling older adults. These drugs are often prescribed for off-label use, including neuropsychiatric symptoms. The older adult population also has high rates of pneumonia and some of ... Read more >>

Drugs Aging (Drugs & aging)
[2020, 37(4):241-261]

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