Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

Mar 05, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 05, 2019

Empiric antibiotics and UTI
Surgery-linked resistant Pseudomonas
Preventing healthcare-related infection
Dec 27, 2018
NIH clinical center

Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

Nov 21, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 21, 2018

MDR Pseudomonas in Texas
Endoscope-linked MDRO outbreak
Nov 05, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 05, 2018

AMR prevalence in Canadian hospitals
Antibiotic dispensing in Spanish pharmacies
Nov 01, 2018

News Scan for Nov 01, 2018

More adenovirus in NJ
Antibiotic prescribing in Ontario
H5N6 avian flu death
Farmer's market food safety
New York measles outbreak
US healthcare-related infections
Oct 18, 2018

News Scan for Oct 18, 2018

Lassa spread in Nigeria
US arbovirus trends
Identifying infection prevention gaps
Oct 16, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2018

C difficile on hospital bed sheets
Colistin resistance diagnostics
Dearth of point-of-care tests
New-antibiotic distribution
Jun 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 29, 2018

FDA guidance for reporting animal antimicrobial sales
VIM-CRE in Indiana hospitals
Resistant bugs in meat
UTI prophylactic antibiotics and resistance
Jun 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 25, 2018

Letter-based antibiotic prescribing intervention
CMS proposes less hospital infection reporting
Jun 12, 2018

News Scan for Jun 12, 2018

Tests rule out more Ebola cases
Colistin-resistant E coli in Vietnam
Orthobunyavirus research developments
Hospital precaution failure patterns
PCV and Hib vaccine impact
Global flu trends

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AHRQ. AHRQ national scorecard on hospital-acquired conditions: updated baseline rates and preliminary results 2014-2016. Jun 13, 2018

Akinboyo IC, Voskertchian A, Gorfu G, et al. Epidemiology and risk factors for recurrent Staphylococcus aureus colonization following active surveillance and decolonization in the NICU. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Sep 18)

Alshamrani MM, El-Saed A, Alsaedi A, et al. Burden of healthcare-associated infections at six tertiary-care hospitals in Saudi Arabia: a point prevalence survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Feb 19)

Ayed HB, Yaich S, Trigui M, et al. Prevalence and risk factors of health care-associated infections in a limited resources country: a cross-sectional study. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Feb 16)

Bagchi S, Watkins J, Pollock DA, et al. State health department validations of central line–associated bloodstream infection events reported via the National Healthcare Safety Network. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Jun 11)

Blauw M, Foxman B, Wu J, et al. Risk factors and outcomes associated with hospital-onset peripheral intravenous catheter-associated Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Feb 27)

Brooks RB, Mitchell PK, Miller JR, et al. Multistate outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex bloodstream infections after exposure to contaminated saline flush syringes — United States, 2016-2017. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Oct 22)

Cadnum JL, Livingston SH, Gestrich SA, et al. Use of a stop valve to enhance disinfectant exposure may improve sink drain disinfection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Dec 18)

Chiang CH, Pan SC, Yang TS, et al. Healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units in Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan: recent trends based on national surveillance reports. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Nov 7;7:129

Clifton M, Kralovic SM, Simbartl LA, et al. Achieving balance between implementing effective infection prevention and control practices and maintaining a home-like setting in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs nursing homes. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online May 24)

de Souza ECO, Ferreira Filho SP, Gervatauskas KM, et al. Post-discharge impact of healthcare-associated infections in a developing country: a cohort study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Sep 7)

Fakih I, Fortin E, Smith MA, et al. A ten-year review of healthcare-associated bloodstream infections from forty hospitals in Quebec, Canada. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Aug 29)

Flidel-Rimon O, Guri A, Levi D, et al. Reduction of hospital-acquired infections in the neonatal intensive care unit: a long-term commitment. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Mar 5)

Foong KS, Hsueh K, Bailey TC, et al. A cluster of cefepime-induced neutropenia during outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Dec 24)

Gaspar GG, Menegueti MG, Lopes AER, et al. Alcohol-based surgical hand preparation: translating scientific evidence into clinical practice. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Jul 9;7:80

Greene MT, Saint S, Ratz D, et al. Role of transfusions in the development of hospital-acquired urinary tract-related bloodstream infection among United States veterans. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Nov 20)

Hattori H, Maeda M, Nagatomo Y, et al. Epidemiology and risk factors for mortality in bloodstream infections: a single-center retrospective study in Japan. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Aug 29)

Johnson RC, Deming C, Conlan S, et al. Investigation of a cluster of Sphingomonas koreensis infections. N Engl J Med 2018 Dec 27;379(26):2529-39

Kline SE, Neaton JD, Lynfield R, et al. Randomized controlled trial of a self-administered five-day antiseptic bundle versus usual disinfectant soap showers for preoperative eradication of Staphylococcus aureus colonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jul 24)

Kline SE, Sanstead EC, Johnson JR, et al. Cost-effectiveness of pre-operative Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Sep 20)

Krein SL, Mayer J, Harrod M, et al. Identification and characterization of failures in infectious agent transmission precaution practices in hospitals. JAMA Intern Med 2018 (published online Jun 11)

Kulali F, Calkavur S, Oruc Y, et al. Impact of central line bundle for prevention of umbilical catheter-related bloodstream infections in a neonatal intensive care unit: a pre-post intervention study. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Nov 28)

Lee JH, Kim ET, Shim DJ, et al. Prevalence and predictors of peripherally inserted central catheter-associated bloodstream infections in adults: a multicenter cohort study. PLOS One 2019 Mar 7;14(3):e0213555

Loftus RW, Dexter F, Robinson ADM. High-risk Staphylococcus aureus transmission in the operating room: a call for widespread improvements in perioperative hand hygiene and patient decolonization practices. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Jun 12)

Lu Y, Cai MH, Cheng J, et al. A multi-center nested case-control study on hospitalization costs and length of stay due to healthcare-associated infection. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Aug 9;7:99

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