News & Perspective

Oct 22, 2019

Oct 22, 2019
standard precautions

VA study finds contact precautions don't affect MRSA in long-term care

The study also found that MRSA infections declined in all facilities, perhaps due to other prevention steps.

Dec 27, 2018

Dec 27, 2018
NIH clinical center

Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

Oct 06, 2017

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.

Jun 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017
Hospital room sink

ICU-room sink removal may cut bacterial colonization

Removing sinks and using a "water-free" method of care reduced colonization with gram-negative bacilli.

Jun 06, 2017

Jun 06, 2017
shower head

CDC: Most healthcare-acquired Legionnaires' cases could be prevented

Poorly maintained water systems are typically to blame, and those in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable.

May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017
Microbiome

Study details flow of microbes in a new hospital

Data showed an interesting ebb and flow, as well as evidence of slowly increasing bacterial resistance.

Nov 22, 2016

Nov 22, 2016
Starting an IV line

Probe finds central-line infections still problematic in US hospitals

Though the CDC reported good progress earlier this year, central-line infections remain a key problem.

Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
hospital ventilator

WHO details recent Saudi hospital MERS cluster

The WHO's update on 13 cases reported from Saudi Arabia also includes a pair of household contacts and some cases with camel exposure.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

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