Follow-up blood cultures may have little utility in the management of Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia, according to data from a recent study.
Researchers concluded that risk of ICU acquired Gram-negative bacteria was low in mechanically ventilated patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination.
Adult women have a higher prevalence of conjunctivitis than men.
Sepsis cases among adolescents seen in emergency departments is rare according to a recently published research letter.
Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported.
Researchers found certain risk factors associated with early return visits to the emergency department in patients with UTIs.
A hospital nurse was found responsible for an outbreak of Serratia marcescens as a result of an illegal opioid diversion.
Use of central venous catheters is associated with the highest rates of bloodstream infections compared with other forms of vascular access.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 76% of US healthcare facilities reported cases of Legionnaires' disease.
Study investigated an estimated 6.7 million diabetic foot cases and the risk for emergency department or inpatient admissions and number of outpatient visits.
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