News & Perspective

Mar 25, 2009

Mar 25, 2009

NEWS SCAN Special Edition: MRSA in healthcare settings

– The annual meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America took place Mar 20-22 in San Diego. This News Scan Special Edition surveys a selection of the abundant research from that meeting on combating MRSA in healthcare institutions.

Mar 22, 2010

Mar 22, 2010

Researchers outline ways to control MRSA in hospitals

(CIDRAP News) – Healthcare-associated infections in hospitals, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), can be controlled through a variety of strategies that can be tuned to local and national systems, according to research presented this past weekend.

Aug 11, 2010

Aug 11, 2010

Healthcare-related MRSA decreases, but reasons unclear

(CIDRAP News) – A new large-scale study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections shows that infection rates have dropped in hospitalized people and those recently exposed to healthcare settings, but experts aren't sure what factors are driving the decline.

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).

Mar 05, 2013

Mar 05, 2013

CDC warns of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials today warned of a new type of antibiotic-resistant threat that is more dangerous than methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), but could be curbed now with prompt action from health leaders, healthcare workers, and even patients, they say.

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