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April 29, 2019
An intervention involving improved communication and antibiotic timeouts in nursing homes reduced the days of antibiotic therapy, according to a recent study.
April 26, 2019
The aggregated average HAI rates before and after discontinuing contact precautions were 0.14 and 0.15 MRSA HAI/1000 patient days, 0.06 and 0.04 VRE HAI/1000 patient days, and 0.04 and 0.03 MRSA LabID events/100 admissions.
The rate of health care-associated influenza cases per season decreased from a median of 16.8 cases pre-policy rollout to 5.2 cases post-policy rollout at a large pediatric hospital.
April 25, 2019
Non-sporicidal cleansers are commonly used to disinfect surfaces in the hospital rooms of patients with C auris colonization or infection, but are they efficacious?
Investigators in New York state, which has the largest burden of C auris colonization in the US, used 12 point prevalence surveys at 6 nursing homes to identify 60 cases and 218 controls.
April 24, 2019
In a South Korean study of contaminated stethoscopes, 23% were confirmed to have at least 1 potential multidrug-resistant bacterial pathogen.
September 30, 2018
Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID, provides examples from her institution about using prediction scores and rapid diagnostic scores in concert.
August 23, 2018
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, explains the difference between asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections.
August 10, 2018
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, discusses finding alternatives to fluoroquinolones and facilitating patient communication to improve outcomes.
July 01, 2018
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, discusses why physicians are using fluoroquinolones despite the FDA’s warning.