1. Rigorous study finds widely used treatment for infection fails young cancer patients

    A treatment designed to reduce bloodstream infections due to central venous catheters that had worked well in lab studies and is commonly used around the world, but had not been rigorously tested, failed to protect young cancer patients from recurring or...

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    1. Ethanol-lock therapy works in the laboratory to kill even tough-to-eradicate bacterial communities called biofilm.
    2. Based on these results, ethanol-lock therapy should not be routinely used in children with cancer or haematologic disorders.
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