Researchers Identify Risk Factors for Antibiotic Failure Among Pneumonia PatientsMay 30th 2017
Research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference reports that treatment with antibiotics failed in 1 in 4 adult patients who present with community-acquired pneumonia in the outpatient setting.
Increased MDR Gram-Negative Bacteria Prevalence in US Nursing Homes Highlights Need to Enhance Infection ControlMay 5th 2017
The results of a recent study reveal a high prevalence of colonization of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in nursing home residents, emphasizing the need to enhance infection control and prevention in these institutions.
CDC Pilot Study Explores National Burden of HAIs in US Nursing HomesApril 27th 2017
Using a model implemented in Europe in 2013 to estimate HAI prevalence by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Nicola Thompson, PhD, CDC, and her team estimated the national burden of HAIs in US nursing homes. In their poster, Dr. Thompson and her colleagues reported preliminary data from their pilot study.
WHO Reports Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis Is IncreasingApril 22nd 2017
The World Health Organization just published the first ever Global Hepatitis Report, which notes that the viral hepatitis mortality rate is increasing worldwide, while deaths caused by HIV and tuberculosis continues to drop.
Researchers Study MDRO Presence in Biofilms Collected From Hospitals in 4 CountriesApril 17th 2017
Researchers collected biofilms from several hospitals in four non-neighboring countries to determine if the persistence of multidrug-resistant organisms in biofilms on hospital surfaces was a worldwide problem.
Zika Vaccine Candidate Successfully Protects Mouse Models from InfectionApril 14th 2017
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and Instituto Evandro Chagas (IEC) have published their findings on the live-attenuated vaccine candidate in the journal Nature Medicine.