Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

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
Jun 06, 2018

News Scan for Jun 06, 2018

Cutting healthcare-acquired infections
Aedes aegypti in Alabama
Avian flu in 3 nations
May 23, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 23, 2018

NDM plus MCR-1 in E coli
C diff and sharps containers
May 03, 2018

News Scan for May 03, 2018

Saudi MERS case
Chronic wasting and mineral licks
Salmonella in rattlesnake pills
Ebola and retinal lesions
Infection prevention guide

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abulhasan YB, Rachel SP, Chatillon-Angle MO, et al. Healthcare-associated infections in the neurological intensive care unit: results of a 6-year surveillance study at a major tertiary care center. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Feb 4)

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)

Ali S, Birhane M, Bekele S, et al. Healthcare associated infection and its risk factors among patients admitted to a tertiary hospital in Ethiopia: longitudinal study. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Jan 5;7:2

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)

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)

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)

Cohen B, Liu J, Cohen AR, et al. Association between healthcare-associated infection exposure to hospital roommates and previous bed occupants with the seam organism. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Feb 28)

Currie K, Melone L, Stewart S, et al. Understanding the patient experience of health care-associated infection: a qualitative systematic review. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Feb 3)

de Franca SR, Sant'Ana EA, Mafra ACCN, et al. The impact of isolation precautions on hand hygiene frequency by healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018 (published online Jan 18)

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)

Dippenaar R, Smith J. Impact of pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection on surface contamination in a hospital facility's expressed human milk feed preparation area. BMC Infect Dis 2018 Feb 23;18:91

Eshrati B, Asl HM, Afhami S, et al. Health care-associated infections in Iran: a national update for the year 2015. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Jan 9)

Ethington T, Newsome S, Waugh J, et al. Cleaning the air with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation lessened contact infections in a long-term acute care hospital. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Dec 29)

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)

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

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)

Kanamori H, Weber DJ, Gergen MF, et al. Epidemiologic characteristics of health care-associated outbreaks and lessons learned from multiple outbreak investigations with a focus on the usefulness of routine molecular analysis. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Mar 16)

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)

Knowlton, SD, Boles CL, Perencevich EN, et al. Bioaerosol concentrations generated from toilet flushing in a hospital-based patient care setting. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Jan 26;7:16

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)

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

Magill SS, O'Leary E, Janelle SJ, et al. Changes in prevalence of health care-associated infections in U.S. hospitals. N Engl J Med 2018 Nov 1;379(18):1732-44

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