Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

Oct 17, 2017

News Scan for Oct 17, 2017

Southern Hemisphere flu decline
Influenza in VA hospitals
H5N6 avian flu in China
H5N8 in South Africa
Hospital-acquired pneumonia
Oct 12, 2017

News Scan for Oct 12, 2017

Florida Zika case
Low H3N2 protection in seniors
Yemen cholera cases
Africa VHF threat
Healthcare-associated infections
Oct 06, 2017
Senior dental patient

Study links dental antibiotics to C diff cases

Researchers say better communication about antibiotics is needed, and dentists need to be included in stewardship programs.

Sep 19, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 19, 2017

New vaginosis antibiotic
Gene sequencing for CRE
C diff and tetracyclines
Aug 31, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 31, 2017

Respiratory viral testing for pneumonia
Antiseptic resistance genes in Turkey
Aug 16, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 16, 2017

MDR- and XDR-TB in China
Patient empowerment tool for hand hygiene
Aug 14, 2017

News Scan for Aug 14, 2017

MERS case
Multidrug-resistant BSIs in India
Polio emergency continues
Ricin vaccine funding
Chikungunya in the Americas
Aug 08, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 08, 2017

Rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
Carbapenem restriction in Saudi hospital
Educational ASP in Spain
Aug 01, 2017

News Scan for Aug 01, 2017

Avian flu on 3 continents
Aerosols and infection risk
Fetal sex as malaria risk factor
Cholera in Yemen
Jul 12, 2017

News Scan for Jul 12, 2017

Antimicrobial resistance tracking in low-resource settings
Ebola and health workers
Safe water and sanitation assessment
H5N1 in Vietnam

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Afonso E, Blot K, Blot S. Prevention of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections through chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated washcloth bathing in intensive care units: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised crossover trials. Euro Surveill 2016 Nov 17;21(46):pii=30400

AHRQ. National scorecard on rates of hospital–acquired conditions 2010 to 2015: interim data from national efforts to make heath care safer. HHS, Dec 2016

Anthony CA, Peterson RA, Polgreen LA, et al. The seasonal variability in surgical site infections and the association with warmer weather: a population-based investigation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017 (published online May 16)

Apisarnthanarak A, Ratz D, Greene MT, et al. National survey of practices to prevent health care-associated infections in Thailand: the role of prevention bundles. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Feb 28)

Baker AW, Lewis SS, Alexander BD, et al. Two-phase hospital-associated outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus: investigation and mitigation. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 11)

Barrasa-Villar JI, Aibar-Remon C, Prieto-Andres P, et al. Impact on morbidity, mortality and length of stay of hospital acquired infections by resistant microorganisms. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 2)

Blumenthal KG, Ryan EE, Li Y, et al. The impact of a reported penicillin allergy on surgical site infection risk. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Oct 9)

Boyce JM, Guercia KA, Sullivan L, et al. Prospective cluster controlled crossover trial to compare the impact of an improved hydrogen peroxide disinfectant and a quaternary ammonium-based disinfectant on surface contamination and health care outcomes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Choi HS, Kim MN, Sung H, et al. Laboratory-based surveillance of hospital-acquired respiratory virus infection in a tertiary care hospital. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Feb 15)

de Jonge SW, Atema JJ, Solomkin JS, et al. Meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of triclosan-coated sutures for the prevention of surgical-site infection. Br J Surg 2017 (published online Jan 17)

Deshpande A, Cadnum JL, Fertelli D, et al. Are hospital floors an underappreciated reservoir for transmission of health care-associated pathogens? Am J Infect Control 2017 Mar 1;45(3):336-8

ECDC. Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections: literature review. Apr 19, 2017

Fernandez-Barat L, Ferrer M, De Rosa F, et al. Intensive care unit-acquired pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa with and without multidrug resistance. J Infect 2016 (published online Nov 16)

Ferreira E, Pina E, Sousa-Uva M, et al. Risk factors for health care-associated infections: from better knowledge to better prevention. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online May 23)

Frencken JF, Wittekamp BHJ, Plantinga NL, et al. Associations between enteral colonization with gram-negative bacteria and ICU-acquired infections and colonization of the respiratory tract. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Sep 16)

Gupta SS, Irukulla PK, Shenoy MA, et al. Successful strategy to decrease indwelling catheter utilization rates in an academic medical intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Aug 22)

Ma HY, Hung IC, Huang YH, et al. Prognostic factors of health care-associated bloodstream infection in adult patients >40 years of age. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Aug 22)

Kanamori H, Rutala WA, Weber DJ. The role of patient care items as a fomite in healthcare-associated outbreaks and infection prevention. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online May 17)

Kovach CR, Taneli Y, Neiman T, et al. Evaluation of an ultraviolet room disinfection protocol to decrease nursing home microbial burden, infection and hospitalization rates. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Mar 3;17:186

Marcus EL, Yosef H, Borkow G, et al. Reduction of health care-associated infection indicators by copper oxide-impregnated textiles: crossover, double-blind controlled study in chronic ventilator-dependent patients. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 26)

McClung L, Obasi C, Knobloch MJ, et al. Health care worker perspectives of their motivation to reduce health care-associated infections. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jul 25)

Mullin KM, Kovacs CS, Fatica C, et al. A multifaceted approach to reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the intensive care unit with an emphasis on "stewardship of culturing." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 (published online Nov 17)

Nekkab N, Astagneau P, Temime L, et al. Spread of hospital-acquired infections: a comparison of healthcare networks. PLoS Comput Biol 2017 Aug 24;13(8):e1005666

Nuckols TK, Keeler E, Morton SC, et al. Economic evaluation of quality improvement interventions for bloodstream infections related to central catheters: a systematic review. JAMA Intern Med 2016 Dec 1;176(12):1843-54

Pallotto EK, Piazza J, Smith JR, et al. Sustaining SLUG Bug CLABSI reduction: does sterile tubing change technique really work?  Pediatrics 2017 (published online Sep 26)

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