Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

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
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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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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