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Nov 22, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Studies seek better assessment of risk for resistant pneumonia

(CIDRAP News) – Two new studies shed some light on risk factors for drug-resistant healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), one suggesting which factors carry the most weight and the other showing that a simple clinical scoring method can help identify the patients at greatest risk.

Mar 06, 2012

Mar 06, 2012

CDC report exposes out-of-hospital C diff threats

(CIDRAP News) – Other healthcare settings besides hospitals play a larger role than previously thought in the spread of sometimes-fatal Clostridium difficile infections, according an analysis today of new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Apr 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

US officials see decreases in healthcare-linked infections

(CIDRAP News) – An analysis of data from thousands of US facilities indicates that rates of certain common types of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) declined in 2010, especially those linked to central intravenous lines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

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