Veterans Affairs hospitals adopted more infection prevention practices than non-VA hospitals.
Healthcare workers were more likely to partake in hand-hygiene protocols after contaminating tasks vs critical tasks and before such tasks.
Eradication of prosthetic hip and knee joint infections is challenging, with failure rates >20% even in the setting of complete prosthesis removal.
Infection prevention programs targeting low-income groups undergoing colectomy may be important in reducing surgical site infections.
Recent reports present updated summaries of common pathogens and antimicrobial resistance patterns among health care-associated infections.
The rate of complications and in-hospital mortality was found to be high in patients undergoing transcutaneous lead extraction for implantable device-related infections.
There is a need to improve infectious risk mitigation in adults with diabetes because they are hospitalized for infections between 2.6 and 15.7 times as often as adults without diabetes, depending on the type of infection.
Among individuals with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), carbapenem-nonsusceptible gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) is associated with worse outcomes than carbapenem-susceptible GNB.
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.
Infections that require hospitalization and treatment with anti-infective agents in childhood are associated with an increased risk for eating disorders in adolescent girls.
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.