Top stories in health and medicine, February 7, 2013

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1. Antiseptic Wipes Reduce ICU Infections. Infection control in hospital ICUs was improved when patients were washed daily with chlorhexidine-soaked washcloths in a randomized trial.

2. Calls for More Engagement with Patients Grow. Payment models that reward doctors for helping patients take a greater part in planning their care are needed, and providers need to be taught how to engage patients in that planning.

3. Stroke MR: Timing Is Everything. MR imaging of the brain within 24 hours of onset of symptoms may detect lesions and lesion patterns that are not evident in follow-up MRI.

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