News & Perspective

Apr 11, 2019

Apr 11, 2019
Nurse silhouette on curtain

Resistant microbes commonly found on hospital privacy curtains

MDRO contamination rates ranged from 11.9% to 28.5% across 6 facilities.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019
Wound care

CDC: Progress stalled against staph, MRSA infections

The rate of decline of MRSA bloodstream infections in US hospitals has slowed since 2012.

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Jan 08, 2019

Jan 08, 2019
Family of Hassidic Jews

Study highlights spread of unique Staph strain in Brooklyn

Infection rates were 10 times higher in children from an Orthodox Jewish community.

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 05, 2018
Sepsis or bacteremia

Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

Feb 27, 2018

Feb 27, 2018
Cutting chicken breast

European surveillance shows high levels of drug resistance in zoonotic bacteria

A worrisome finding among resistant Salmonella isolates was the Kentucky serovar, of which more than three-quarters were multidrug resistant.

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018
Health worker sterile gown

SHEA offers cautious guidance on easing contact precautions for drug-resistant infections

Few resources address when contact precautions can be stepped back, and hospital approaches vary.

Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

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