Investigators evaluated changes in the microbiology of osteomyelitis over a 10-year period, including infection with multidrug-resistant bacteria and susceptibility of antimicrobial regimens.
The association of S aureus with food sensitization and allergy could influence interventions aimed at inducing and maintaining tolerance to food allergens in eczematous infants.
S aureus are more likely to have persistent egg, peanut allergy independent of eczema severity.
A closed ICU model is associated with a reduction in certain types of hospital-acquired infections.
A combination dose of ceftolozane/tazobactam is noninferior to meropenem for treating nosocomial pneumonia.
Candida auris can survive on surfaces after routine cleaning and is often drug-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus infections continue to be a cause of significant mortality and morbidity in spite of lower rates of methicillin-resistant S aureus.
Facility-level rates of hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection have been found to decrease correspondingly with lower usage of antibiotics.
Researchers conducted a case series to examine the demographics, presentation, management, and outcomes in patients with post-implant calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease.
Staphylococcus aureus infections are still a concern in the United States, despite a decline seen in hospital-onset MRSA infections since 2005.
Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery.
Metagenomic sequencing identified genetically distinct, chronologically overlapping case clusters during a hospital-associated norovirus outbreak.
In-hospital stethoscope cleaning practices may only be partially effective at eliminating bacterial DNA.
Investigators examined the effect of common infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, and pneumonia on >300,000 patients with ischemic stroke.
There is currently a global outbreak of disseminated Mycobacterium chimaera related to the widely used surgical device LivaNova 3T heater-cooler unit contamination.
A recent microbiological surveillance study found that >10% of linens tested positive for the fungi Mucorales at 20% of the hospitals included in the study.
Many patients with health care-associated infections concerned about transmission.
Treatment strategies for late acute prosthetic joint infections should be individualized according to patients’ age, comorbidities, clinical presentation, and microorganism causing the infection.
Drop in adverse drug events, injuries from falls prevented 8,000 deaths, saved 2.9 billion.
Candidemia and Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are both common healthcare-associated infections with overlapping risk factors, and almost 1 in 10 patients with candidemia are coinfected with CDI.