Clostridium difficile is the most common cause of healthcare-associated infections, with as many as 500,000 cases occurring annually in the United States. Efforts to prevent transmission within hospitals typically focus on patients with symptomatic Clostridium difficile infection.
Many patients with health care-associated infections concerned about transmission.
Drop in adverse drug events, injuries from falls prevented 8,000 deaths, saved 2.9 billion.
Time to blood culture positivity (TTP) provided reliable information on the risk for infective endocarditis (IE) in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia.
An investigation into an outbreak of NDM-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae across 2 Belgian hospitals identified an outpatient clinic as the likely common site of transfer and highlights the importance of infection control measures in outpatient settings.
Antimicrobial Lock Solutions Are Cost-Effective for Preventing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections
Antimicrobial lock solutions are an effective clinical and cost-effective strategy for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections.
The rates of post-endoscopic infection within seven days vary from 1.1 per 1,000 procedures for screening colonoscopy to 3 per 1,000 procedures for osophagogastroduodenoscopies.
Although the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome criteria have been used for decades to identify sepsis in patients with suspected infection, they have been re-evaluated in the Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock.
No clear relationship was found between the average daily area under concentration-time curve and mycologic response for micafungin in neonates.
Increasing costs associated with hospitalizations involving MSSA infection are expected to surpass national costs for hospitalizations associated with MRSA.
Severe liver failure is the strongest predictive factor of mortality related to infectious endocarditis in patients with liver cirrhosis.
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