Why Nozin Approach Makes Sense

September 17, 2014
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Patient learns about Nozin.

Published in 2013 in the New England Journal of medicine, a major study in hospital patients showed that the use of body wipes coupled with nasal decolonization of all patients – not just those known to carry pathogenic bacterial strains – was the most effective approach to reducing infection in the entire test population. These results support reduction of bacteria in the nose as an important target to decrease infection outcomes.1 

Since research tends to support universal or horizontal adoption of nasal hygiene to help reduce infections, a challenge is to find effective protection specialized for the nose that is safe, well-tolerated and convenient. The rationale behind Nozin Nasal Sanitizer research is to demonstrate safe and effective nasal carriage reduction without use of antibiotics. The Nozin approach is gaining recognition for its potential significance in infection control. From a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, we also know that non-antibiotic Nozin Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic has been shown to reduce Staph aureus and total bacteria nasal carriage in a single day use protocol.2 The application of Nozin Nasal Sanitizer® to reduce bacterial carriage can be a vital part of daily personal hygiene and may play an important role in helping reduce the risk of infection in healthcare settings.

 

1.Huang S, Septimus,E, Kleinman K, etal. Targeted versus universal decolonization to prevent ICU infection. N Engl JMed 368(24):2255-65  2013.
2. Steed L, Costello J, Lohia S, et al. Reduction of nasal Staphylococcus aureus carriage in health care professionals by treatment with a nonantibiotic, alcohol-based nasal antiseptic (Nozin Nasal Sanitizer). American Journal of Infection Control. Volume 42, Issue 8, Pages 841–846, August 2014. http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553%2814%2900651-8/fulltext

 



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