Nosocomial Infections

Feature Article

Treatment of Neurologic Complications in Infective Endocarditis

Treatment of Neurologic Complications in Infective Endocarditis

Mortality rates associated with infective endocarditis range from 16% to 25%, with the highest rates observed among patients with nosocomial healthcare-associated infective endocarditis.

Latest News

Prophylactic Antibiotic Does Not Reduce SSI Risk After Orthopedic Implant Removal

Prophylactic Antibiotic Does Not Reduce SSI Risk After Orthopedic Implant Removal

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.

SHEA Releases Contact Precaution Guidelines for Multidrug-Resistant Infections

SHEA Releases Contact Precaution Guidelines for Multidrug-Resistant Infections

A new expert guidance concerning contact precautions for multidrug resistant bacteria has been released.

Prevalence of MRSA in ICU Patients After State-Mandated Surveillance

Prevalence of MRSA in ICU Patients After State-Mandated Surveillance

The prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization did not decline after implementation of state-legislated active surveillance among critically ill adults.

Reducing Surgical Site Infections Using Telehealth Electronic Monitoring

Reducing Surgical Site Infections Using Telehealth Electronic Monitoring

Following vascular reconstruction, patients will receive postdischarge care that includes telehealth electronic monitoring.

Antibiotics, Mechanical Bowel Preparation Associated With Reduced SSIs

Antibiotics, Mechanical Bowel Preparation Associated With Reduced SSIs

Oral antibiotics combined with mechanical bowel preparation should be considered for all patients undergoing left-sided colorectal cancer resections.

Enteral Gram-Negative Colonization Associated With New ICU Infections

Enteral Gram-Negative Colonization Associated With New ICU Infections

Researchers concluded that risk of ICU acquired Gram-negative bacteria was low in mechanically ventilated patients receiving selective digestive tract decontamination.

Conjunctivitis More Common in Adult Women Than Men

Conjunctivitis More Common in Adult Women Than Men

Adult women have a higher prevalence of conjunctivitis than men.

Outcomes of Adolescent Sepsis Cases in Community Hospital ED

Outcomes of Adolescent Sepsis Cases in Community Hospital ED

Sepsis cases among adolescents seen in emergency departments is rare according to a recently published research letter.

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Sepsis, Pneumonia

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Men With Sepsis, Pneumonia

Men who have sepsis or pneumonia have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant E coli: Prominent Complication in Prostate Biopsy

Fluoroquinolone-Resistant E coli: Prominent Complication in Prostate Biopsy

The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters