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Infective Endocarditis Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Infective Endocarditis Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis are at higher risk for infective endocarditis than the general population and are also likely to have poorer outcomes, such as stroke and death.

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Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Sepsis, Pneumonia

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Sepsis, Pneumonia

Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Follow-up Blood Culture in Gram-Negative Bacteremia Should Be Avoided

Follow-up Blood Culture in Gram-Negative Bacteremia Should Be Avoided

Follow-up blood cultures may have little utility in the management of Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia, according to data from a recent study.

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant E coli: Prominent Complication in Prostate Biopsy

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant E coli: Prominent Complication in Prostate Biopsy

The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported.

Risk Factors for Early Return ED Visits for UTI Identified

Risk Factors for Early Return ED Visits for UTI Identified

Researchers found certain risk factors associated with early return visits to the emergency department in patients with UTIs.

Serratia marcescens Outbreak After Drug Tampering in US Hospital

Serratia marcescens Outbreak After Drug Tampering in US Hospital

A hospital nurse was found responsible for an outbreak of Serratia marcescens as a result of an illegal opioid diversion.

Bloodstream Infection Risk High With Use of Central Venous Catheters

Bloodstream Infection Risk High With Use of Central Venous Catheters

Use of central venous catheters is associated with the highest rates of bloodstream infections compared with other forms of vascular access.

CDC: High Rate of Legionnaires' Disease in Healthcare Facilities

CDC: High Rate of Legionnaires' Disease in Healthcare Facilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 76% of US healthcare facilities reported cases of Legionnaires' disease.

Burden of Care Greater With Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Infections

Burden of Care Greater With Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Infections

Study investigated an estimated 6.7 million diabetic foot cases and the risk for emergency department or inpatient admissions and number of outpatient visits.

Narrow Window for Preoperative Antibiotics Does Not Reduce Infections

Narrow Window for Preoperative Antibiotics Does Not Reduce Infections

Narrowing the window for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis from 60 minutes to 30 minutes before surgery did not improve rates of surgical site infection, reduce 30-day mortality, or shorten hospital lengths of stay.

Adverse Outcomes Higher in CKD With Hospital-acquired Complications

Adverse Outcomes Higher in CKD With Hospital-acquired Complications

Patients with chronic kidney disease are are at increased risk of adverse outcomes linked to preventable hospital-acquired complications.

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