Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

Jun 25, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 25, 2021

New C diff guidelines
Rectal chlamydia antibiotics
Superbugs in veterinary workers
May 07, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 07, 2021

Antibiotic use and hospital C diff
Antibiotic use in rural China
May 05, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 05, 2021

World Hand Hygiene Day
Bacterial, fungal coinfections in COVID patients
Mar 16, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 16, 2021

Antibiotic approved for skin infections
COVID-linked rise in hospital infections
School policy on antibiotics in turkey
Jan 04, 2021
Hospital ventilator machine

Med societies ask that healthcare infection penalties be suspended

"Hospitals are becoming overwhelmed with more patients than can be managed with typical care standards."

Dec 30, 2020

News Scan for Dec 30, 2020

COVID-19 hospital infections
Yellow fever in Senegal
Dec 07, 2020

News Scan for Dec 07, 2020

Drop in healthcare-related infections
Avian flu outbreaks in 4 nations
Sep 15, 2020

News Scan for Sep 15, 2020

Staph prevention in NICUs
Gains in HPV vaccine uptake
Mar 26, 2020

News Scan for Mar 26, 2020

Reducing surgical-site infections
Antibiotics and asthma in kids
H3N2 flu vaccine protection
Jan 07, 2020

News Scan for Jan 07, 2020

Ebola in DRC
Bacterial infections in drug users

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature


Duszynska W, Rosenthal VD, Szczesny A, et al. Device associated–health care associated infections monitoring, prevention and cost assessment at intensive care unit of University Hospital in Poland (2015–2017). BMC Infect Dis 2020 Oct 16;20:761

Aghdassi SJ, Gastmeier P, Hoffmann P, et al. Increase in surgical site infections caused by gram-negative bacteria in warmer temperatures: results from a retrospective observational study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Oct 7)

Akinkugbe O, Cooke FJ, Pathan N. Healthcare-associated bacterial infections in the paediatric ICU. JAC Antimicrob Resist 2020 Sep;2(3)

Alhumaid S, Al Mutair A, Al Alawi Z, et al. Knowledge of infection prevention and control among healthcare workers and factors influencing compliance: a systematic review. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2021 Jun 3;10:86

Alimings C, Riley TV. Antibiotics and healthcare facility-associated Clostridioides difficile infection: systematic review and meta-analysis 2020 update. J Antimicrob Chemother 2021 (published online Mar 31)

Arinaminpathy N, Sinha A, Anvikar A, et al. Infectious diseases in the South-East Asia region. CDDEP 2021 (published online Feb 23)

Bao J, Li J. The effect of type of ventilation used in the operating room and surgical site infection: a meta-analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Dec 1)

Beaute J, Plachouras D, Sandin S, et al. Healthcare-associated Legionnaires' disease, Europe, 2008-2017. Emerg Infect Dis 2020 Oct;26(10)

Blot K, Hammami N, Blot S, et al. Seasonal variation of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections: a national cohort study. Infect Control Hosp  Epidemiol 2021 (published online May 12)

Boyce JM, Dumigan DG, Havill NL, et al. A multi-center outbreak of Candida tropicalis bloodstream infections associated with contaminated hemodialysis machine prime buckets. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Feb 22)

Cai Y, Lo JJM, Venkatachalam I, et al. The impact of healthcare associated infections on mortality and length of stay in Singapore—a time-varying analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Jul 15)

Cai Y, Venkatachalam I, Kwa AL, et al. Estimating the excess bed days and economic burden of healthcare-associated infections in Singapore public acute-care hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 (published online May 21)

Carey E, Blankenhorn R, Chen P, et al. Non-ventilator associated hospital acquired pneumonia incidence and health outcomes among U.S. veterans from 2016-2020. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Jun 8)

Cohen B, Sanabria E, Liu J, et al. Predicting healthcare-associated infections, length of stay, and mortality with the nursing intensity of care index. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 (published online Apr 16

Du M, Song L, Wang Y, et al. Investigation and control of an outbreak of urinary tract infections caused by Burkholderia cepacian-contaminated anesthetic gel. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2021 Jan 6;10(1)

Fitzpatrick LP, Levkovich B, McGloughlin S, et al. Infection management processes in intensive care and their association with mortality. J Antimicrob Chemother 2021 (published online Mar 30

Fiveash JM, Smith ML, Moore AK, et al. Build upon basics: an intervention utilizing safety huddles to achieve near-zero incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infection at a Department of Veterans Affairs long term care facility. Am J Infect Control 2021 (published online Mar 30)

Foster CB, Ackerman K, Hupertz V, et al. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection reduction in a pediatric safety engagement network. Pediatrics 2020 Sep:320192057

Francois B, Jafri HS, Chastre J, et al. Efficacy and safety of suvratoxumab for prevention of Staphylococcus aureus ventilator-associated pneumonia (SAATELLITE): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, phase 2 pilot trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2021 (published online Apr 21)

Fraser JL, Mwatondo A, Alimi YH, et al. Healthcare-associated outbreaks of bacterial infections in Africa–2009-2018: a review. Int J Infect Dis 2020 (published online Dec 14)

Gozel MG, Hekimoglu CH, Gozel EY, et al. National infection control program in Turkey: the healthcare associated infection rate experiences over 10 years. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Dec 24)

Grant KL, Wiskirchen DE, Wu U, et al. Reducing hospital-acquired infections in a regional health system. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2021 (published online Apr 16)

Hoxha A, Duysburgh E, Mortgat L. Healthcare-associated infections in home healthcare: an extensive assessment, 2019. Eurosurveill 2021 Feb 4;26(5)

Hsu HE, Mathew R, Wang R, et al. Health care–associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2013-2018. JAMA Pediatr 2020 (published online Oct 5)

Izadi N, Eshrate B, Mehrabi Y, et al. The national rate of intensive care units-acquired infections, one-year retrospective study in Iran. BMC Public Health 2021 Mar 29;21:609

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