Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

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
Apr 24, 2018
IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

Apr 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 11, 2018

MCR-5 in Chinese pigs
Drug combo shows promise
Infections, antimicrobial use in Scottish nursing homes
Mar 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 28, 2018

Urine culture and prescribing
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Resistant Acinetobacter in SE Asia
Jan 29, 2018

News Scan for Jan 29, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
North Korea H1N1 outbreak
Avian flu in Iraq, South Korea
Fast-tracked Zika vaccine
Aerosolized toilet flushes
New botulism toxin
Jan 03, 2018

News Scan for Jan 03, 2018

MERS in Saudi Arabia
More monkeypox
Zika knowledge gaps
Operating room microbes
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

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

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)

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)

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)

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, 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)

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)

Markel TA, Gormley T, Greeley D, et al. Wearing long sleeves while prepping a patient in the operating room decreases airborne contaminants. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Nov 30)

Masse V, Hartley MJ, Edmond MG, et al. Comparing and optimizing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation systems use for patient room terminal disinfection: an exploratory study using radiometry and commercial test cards. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2018 Feb 22;7:29

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)

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

O'Hara LM, Thom KA, Preas MA. Update to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection (2017): a summary, review, and strategies for implementation. Am J Infect Control 2018 (published online Mar 7)

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)

Park SW, Ko S, An HS, et al. Implementation of central line-associated bloodstream infection prevention bundles in a surgical intensive care unit using peer tutoring. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2017 Oct 2;6:103

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