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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.
As a result of the tests, the FDA is advising consumers and clinicians to avoid using all lots of Remedy Essentials No-Rinse Cleansing Foam.
Deployment-related trauma infectious complications continue after initial hospital discharge and into Veterans Affairs healthcare.
Over the last 9 years, there was an increase in the number of endocarditis cases, which mirrored the increase in concomitant use of mixed drugs.
Pharmacists are increasingly becoming involved in antibiotic surveillance, including e-surveillance methods; formulation of antibiotic-use policies; and day-to-day control of problematic antibiotic use.
Optimal management for severely ill patients with right-sided infective endocarditis (RSIE) remains challenging. The goal of this study was to determine outcome and associated prognostic factors in a population of ICU patients with RSIE.
A large proportion of surgical site infections are caused by organisms resistant to prophylactic antibiotics, with the greatest apparent burden in low- and middle-income countries
In this systematic review and meta-analysis, patients with infective endocarditis with vegetations greater than 10mm in size had significantly increased risk of systemic embolism and mortality.
Although removal of orthopedic implants is considered to be associated with low risk of infection, higher rates of surgical site infection following these procedures have been reported.
A new expert guidance concerning contact precautions for multidrug resistant bacteria has been released.
The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization did not decline after implementation of state-legislated active surveillance among critically ill adults.
Following vascular reconstruction, patients will receive postdischarge care that includes telehealth electronic monitoring.
Oral antibiotics combined with mechanical bowel preparation should be considered for all patients undergoing left-sided colorectal cancer resections.
Researchers concluded that risk of ICU acquired Gram-negative bacteria was low in mechanically ventilated patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination.
Adult women have a higher prevalence of conjunctivitis than men.
Sepsis cases among adolescents seen in emergency departments is rare according to a recently published research letter.
Use of evidence-based care processes in routine care for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia is associated with reduced mortality.
Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
The CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee analyzed and extracted recommendations from 176 relevant studies between 1998 and 2014 for application in reducing surgical site infection.
The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported.
Researchers found certain risk factors associated with early return visits to the emergency department in patients with UTIs.
A hospital nurse was found responsible for an outbreak of Serratia marcescens as a result of an illegal opioid diversion.
Use of central venous catheters is associated with the highest rates of bloodstream infections compared with other forms of vascular access.
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 end-stage renal disease on dialysis are at higher risk for infective endocarditis than the general population and are also likely to have poorer outcomes, such as stroke and death.
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.
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.
The FDA has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) to D-PLEX (Doxycycline/Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation Matrix; PolyPid), a secured antibiotic drug reservoir for the local prevention and treatment of surgical infections.
Phase 3 study showed positive results for Merck's letermovir in prevention of CMV infection in adult CMV-seropositive recipients of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Researchers looked at the role of concomitant pacemaker presence and the risk of infective endocarditis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement.
Disinfecting surfaces is key to preventing nosocomial transmission of pathogens such as C difficile, MRSA, and vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
After colonizing in drains, Escherichia coli slowly started to grow toward the sink strainers, growing 1 inch each day, researchers found in a study.
SOFA score has greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than SIRS criteria or the qSOFA score.
Metabolic alkalosis did not have any effect on 30-day and 12-month mortality in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock.
Study finds that patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.
Interventions related to central venous catheters were, on average, associated with 57% fewer bloodstream infections and substantial savings to hospitals.
Quick SOFA had greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than did either SIRS or severe sepsis.
Persistence of Doppler signal and a thickened synovial tissue at 3 months are associated with a poor clinical outcome in patients with septic arthritis.
Possible 4 deaths associated to C auris infection. Seven cases presented in 4 states: Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.
Researchers did not observe a significant improvement with hydrocortisone over placebo for time until septic shock or mortality.
Researchers found several factors associated with the incidence of infective endocarditis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
Case study demonstrates how sequencing can track an infection.
According to a report issued last week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, many patients that have sepsis had recently used health care services.
Know the signs of extreme response to infection; consider it a medical emergency.
Presence of one or more instabilities linked to increased risk-adjusted odds of death or readmission.
Hospital-level ICU utilization rate not linked to hospital mortality for four common conditions.
Significant decrease seen in overall health-care-associated infection rate, linked to overall savings.
Meta-analysis shows no increased relative risk for wound infections in outpatient cutaneous surgery.
Clinicians should not use any liquid docusate sodium product as a stool softener.
Report details cases of U.S. women who developed infections after procedures in Dominican Republic.
CDC recommends reporting suspected cases to authorities, exercising infection control.
The report noted that most of the infections that have occurred so far are occurring in "in ventilated patients without cystic fibrosis and who are being treated in intensive care units.
Centers without reduction programs have higher use of catheters overall, for inappropriate indications.
The team developed a book of images containing bacterial cultures of differing types and levels of contamination, as measured by Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) meter readings.
UTIs more often linked to causes other than catheter use; many facilities lack preventive measures.
Excess weight also linked to extended hospital stays, researchers find.
Researchers find new training method led to fewer urinary tract infections.
Getting area wet before sutures or staples are removed doesn't seem to raise infection risk.
Implementing bundle of evidence-based practices can reduce 30-day surgical site infections.
Findings among patients undergoing ureteroscopy with laser lithotripsy.
Vancomycin saline injection is the second of nine molecules coming out of a collaborative partnership with Celerity Pharmaceuticals, LLC,
Staff did not follow any hand hygiene recommendations 37% of the time, or use safe injection practices 33% of the time.
No reduction in in-hospital mortality for critically ill patients from ICUs in Brazil.
Variation seen comparing mortality based on deaths certificates and health services utilization data.
The researchers implemented whole-genome and phylogenetic analysis of 108 strains alongside comprehensive epidemiological data to track C. difficile 027/ST1 (CDI) transmission and persistence.
All patients were older than 65 and had serious underlying health conditions.
In addition to these factors, visitors are more likely to use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when in a group.
Increased risk of hospitalization for serious infection.
Higher risk of mortality, major adverse cardiovascular events can persist for five years.
Superior to iodine-alcohol for the prevention of surgical-site infection after cesarean delivery.
American Red Cross asks potential donors who have traveled to affected areas to wait 28 days.
Implementation of checklist didn't cut 30-day mortality or readmission; linked to decrease in LOS.
A newly designed endoscope will reduce the risk of bacterial infection.
Results for patients with acute leukemia.
After 28 days, the researchers noted no statistically significant difference between the study and placebo groups in terms of length of stay in the ICU, which was 23 days for the acetaminophen group and 22 days among the placebo group.
Three employees were stuck by needles while attempting to empty a deposit box.
Custom Ultrasonics has history of violating federal rules for manufacturing and quality control.
Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.
Protocols allowing for efficient delivery of red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma in combat may increase survival.
Infections in patients who underwent procedures with Olympus scopes in 2012 went unreported.
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