Nosocomial Infections

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Candida auris: Dispatch From an Outbreak

Candida auris: Dispatch From an Outbreak

Rapid identification of Candida auris is crucial in order to implement appropriate precautions and avoid transmission to other patients.

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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.

Schizophrenia Associated With Increased Rates of Severe Infections

Schizophrenia Associated With Increased Rates of Severe Infections

Patients with schizophrenia are at an increased risk of facing a serious infection than those in the general population, according to research presented at the European Congress on Psychiatry.

EBV, HSV-1 May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Children

EBV, HSV-1 May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Viral infections acquired during childhood may increase risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Sepsis May Increase Risk of Long-term Seizures

Sepsis May Increase Risk of Long-term Seizures

Sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae, according to research presented at the 2017 AAN annual meeting.

S aureus Infection Associated With Higher Mortality in RA

S aureus Infection Associated With Higher Mortality in RA

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Staphylococcus aureus infection have more complications and a higher mortality rate than those without rheumatoid arthritis.

Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Reduce Mortality in Septic Shock?

Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Reduce Mortality in Septic Shock?

Three multicenter trials (ProCESS, ARISE, and ProMISe) showed that EGDT did not reduce mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with septic shock when compared to usual care.

Shortage of Norepinephrine Linked to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths

Shortage of Norepinephrine Linked to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths

Hospitals see higher rate of in-hospital mortality from septic shock after norepinephrine shortage.

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