News & Perspective

Oct 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016
Open heart surgery

CDC warns of infections tied to heart surgery device

The concern comes after heater-cooler devices were found to be contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera.

Oct 05, 2016

Oct 05, 2016

News Scan for Oct 05, 2016

H5N1 in UAE, Nigeria
MERS sample mishandling
US Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
NICU respiratory infections

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Sep 29, 2016

HAIs and hospital surfaces
Rapid tests for bloodstream infections

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

News Scan for Sep 20, 2016

MERS in Austria
Global flu update
Triclosan-containing sutures
Ebola strain comparison

Aug 23, 2016

Aug 23, 2016
Blurry gurney

CDC urges fast action on preventing, treating sepsis

The condition strikes quickly and can lead to tissue failure, organ damage, and death.

Jul 19, 2016

Jul 19, 2016
Patient on ventilator

IDSA: Use short course of antibiotics for hospital pneumonia

Hospital-acquired and ventilator-related pneumonia get a 7-day course, IDSA says.

Jul 14, 2016

Jul 14, 2016

News Scan for Jul 14, 2016

Saudi MERS case
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Resistant fungal infections
HAIs: Melioidosis, mycobacteria
EV-D68 and flaccid myelitis

Jul 11, 2016

Jul 11, 2016

News Scan for Jul 11, 2016

Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
More chikungunya cases

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for May 12, 2016

Shorter MDR-TB regimen
Antibiotic resistance action plan
Colorado scope infections

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