Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

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
Dec 16, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 16, 2019

BARDA funding for antibiotic candidates
Drug-resistant TB treatment recommendations
Disposable duodenoscope approval
Nov 18, 2019

News Scan for Nov 18, 2019

Ebola in the DRC
MERS infects Saudi man
Innovative duodenoscope
Hand, foot, & mouth disease vaccine
Nov 08, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 08, 2019

Inappropriate hospital antibiotics for kids
Funding for gonorrhea drug candidate
Probiotic-associated bloodstream infections
Nov 06, 2019

News Scan for Nov 06, 2019

H9N2 avian flu case in India
Long-term postop infection risks
Philippines polio case
Oct 28, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 28, 2019

XDR-TB drug maker chosen
Resistant Klebsiella in Germany
New pneumonia antibiotic OK'd
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.

Aug 01, 2019

News Scan for Aug 01, 2019

Resistant organisms and medical care abroad
Listeria in the UK
CWD controversy over Canadian deer meat
Dengue outbreaks
Jun 04, 2019

News Scan for Jun 04, 2019

Antibiotics in hamburger meat
Chikungunya vaccine award
Zika vaccine candidate
Medical mask contamination

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abu-Sheasha GA, Bedwani RN, Anwar MM, et al. Cost-effectiveness analysis of three methods of surgical-site infection surveillance: less is more. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Feb 14)

Abubakar U. Point-prevalence survey of hospital acquired infections in three acute care hospitals in Northern Nigeria. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 May 11;9:63

Advani SD, Murray TS, Murdzek CM, et al. Shifting focus toward healthcare-associated bloodstream infections: the need for neonatal intensive care unit-specific NHSN definitions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Nov 7)

Antonioli P, Bolognesi N, Valpiani G, et al. A 2-year point-prevalence surveillance of healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use in Ferrara University Hospital, Italy. BMC Infect Dis 2020 Jan 23;20:75

Baker MA, Yokoe DS, Stelling J, et al. Automated outbreak detection of hospital-associated pathogens: value to infection prevention programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2020 (published online Jun 10)

Bartoletti M, Tedeschi S, Scudeller L, et al. Impact on mortality of a bundle for the management of enterococcal bloodstream infection. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Nov 4)

Ben-David D, Vaturi A, Solter E, et al. The association between implementation of second-tier prevention practices and CLABSI incidence: a national survey. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Jul 24)

Bernal CJ, Aka I, Carroll RJ, et al. CYP2C19 phenotype and risk of proton pump inhibitor-associated infections. Pediatrics 2019 (published online Nov 7)

Bilgin J, Sayin E, Gurun HP, et al. Hospital acquired Clostridioides difficile infection and risk factors for severity in a university hospital: a prospective study. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Jun 5)

Calix JJ, Burnham JP, Feldman MF. Comparison of the clinical characteristics of hospital-acquired and nonhospital-acquired Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex in a large Midwest US healthcare system. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 4)

Despotovic A, Milosevic B, Milosevic I, et al. Hospital-acquired infections in the adult intensive care unit─epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance patterns, and risk factors for acquisition and mortality. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Feb 21)

ECDC. Healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units — annual epidemiological report for 2017. Oct 10, 2019

Ellingson KD, Pogreba-Brown K, Gerba CP, et al. Impact of a novel antimicrobial surface coating on healthcare-associated infections and environmental bioburden at two urban hospitals. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 31)

Ellingson KD, Pogreba-Brown K, Gerba CP, et al. Impact of a novel antimicrobial surface coating on healthcare-associated infections and environmental bioburden at two urban hospitals. Clin Infect Dis 2019 (published online Oct 31)

Faulx GR, Emig EL, Alhmidi H, et al. Efficacy of a wearable ultraviolet-C light device for semiautomated decontamination of stethoscopes between each use. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Dec 5)

Gohil SK, Yim J, Quan K, et al. Impact of a central-line insertion site assessment (CLISA) score on localized insertion site infection to prevent central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Nov 8)

Gomila A, Carratala J, Eliakim-Raz N, et al. Clinical outcomes of hospitalised patients with catheter-associated urinary tract infection in countries with a high rate of multidrug-resistance: the COMBACTE-MAGNET RESCUING study. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2019 (published online Dec 3)

Haenen APJ, Verhoef LP, Beckers A, et al. Surveillance of infections in long-term care facilities (LTCFs): the impact of participation during multiple years on health care-associated infection incidence. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Sep 9)

 

Halvorson AJ, Sechriest VF II, Gravely A, et al. Risk of surgical site infection after carpal tunnel release performed in an operating room versus a clinic-based procedure room within a Veterans Affairs medical center. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Oct 15)

Hebeisen U, Flury BB, Atkinson A, et al. Catheter-related bloodstream infections due to coagulase-negative staphylococci managed with catheter removal: recurrences are rare. Am J Infect Control 2019 (published online Nov 19)

Helder OK, van Rosmalen J, van Dalen A, et al. Effect of the use of an antiseptic barrier cap on the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections in neonatal and pediatric intensive care. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online Jan 13)

Hijas-Gomez AI, Checa-Garcia A, Lopez-Hualda A, et al. Surgical site infection in hip arthroplasty in a 10 year-follow-up prospective study: risk and factors associated. Am J Infect Control 2020 (published online May 25)

Huis A, Schouten J, Lescure D, et al. Infection prevention practices in the Netherlands: results from a national survey. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 2020 Jan 6;9:7

Jimenez-Martinez E, Cuervo G, Carratala J, et al. A care bundle intervention to prevent surgical site infections after a craniotomy. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jun 28)

Jones LD, Mana TSC, Cadnum JL, et al. Effectiveness of foam disinfectants in reducing sink-drain gram-negative bacterial colonization. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019 (published online Dec 5)

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