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.
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.
Patients with chronic kidney disease are are at increased risk of adverse outcomes linked to preventable hospital-acquired complications.
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.
Viral infections acquired during childhood may increase risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
Sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae, according to research presented at the 2017 AAN annual meeting.
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Staphylococcus aureus infection have more complications and a higher mortality rate than those without rheumatoid arthritis.
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.
Hospitals see higher rate of in-hospital mortality from septic shock after norepinephrine shortage.
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