Related StoriesResearchers uncover how Gram-negative bacteria can result in immune system reactionNew Johns Hopkins study discovers occurrence of gonorrhea or chlamydia is significant in womenCDC publishes reviews on infectious and non-infectious diseasesKissinger and colleagues recruited 977 New Orleans men diagnosed between 2001 and 2004 with urethritis caused by chlamydia or gonorrhea. The men were either told and counseled to talk to their partner about their diagnosis; counseled to give their partner a supplied booklet about the disease with a referral card; or counseled and provided antibiotics because of their partner.NJHA’s initiative brought jointly healthcare professionals from hospital ICUs for a rigorous system that included education, the standard use of best practices and posting of strategies, experiences and data. Specifically, the participants were likely to educate staff with a standardized reality sheet and in-house teaching, develop standardized procedures with checklists for the insertion of central lines and catheters, review catheters daily to see if they could be taken out and empower staff to intervene if indeed they observed that the standardized best practices were not being followed.