Investigators used precision surveillance by combining genomic sequencing and conventional surveillance to delineate a nosocomial viral outbreak; they believe the findings of their study are applicable to a range of respiratory pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Study authors explored the clinical features and outcomes of mixed Candida albicans/bacterial bloodstream infections compared with monomicrobial Candida albicans bloodstream infections in adult patients.
Findings from a study published in JAMA Network Open suggest that rigorous infection control measures may be associated with minimized risk and provide reassurance to patients concerned about contracting COVID-19 in hospitals.
Investigators analyzed a potential link between community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection and increased short-term risk for myocardial infarction, which is associated with subsequent mortality.
Treatment with daptomycin for bacteremia caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus complicated by septic pulmonary emboli was found to have a success rate comparable to daptomycin-ceftaroline fosamil.