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.

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.

Jun 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017
Antibiotic stewardship

Review ties stewardship to sharp drop in resistant bacteria

The study appears to be the first to measure colonization incidence or infections as a primary outcome.

Jun 16, 2017

Jun 16, 2017
VE nursing home

Tailored infection control shown to cut MRSA in veterans home

The program, approved by residents, was tied to an 89% drop in MRSA over 4 years.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016
Levaquin IV bag

Study finds no changes in US hospitals' antibiotic use

The study, based on 34 million discharge records over 6 years, is the first to estimate trends in US hospitals.

Mar 02, 2016

Mar 02, 2016
Staphylococcus aureus

Staph susceptibility varies in children by treatment, geography

MRSA infections have declined in recent years, paralleling a drop in adults.

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