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Infectious diseases

The seven recommendations, which were published on the CDC's website, urge health care facilities to take a multifaceted approach to measles infection prevention and control, including the following measures. ... Establish reporting within hospitals and
July 2019

Yeast of burden

auris infection,” he said. The CDC in November released a set of interim recommendations for diagnosing and treating Candida auris, as well as for infection control measures. ... Infection control measures: In acute care settings, clinicians should
March 2017

Hospital-level antibiotic use associated with rates of hospital-onset C. diff

Hospitals that used more antibiotics had higher rates of hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection, and those that decreased antibiotic use had corresponding drops in C. ... Limitations of the study include its reliance on administrative data and
March 2019

Is it time to end routine catheter replacement?

Mermel, DO, FACP, medical director of the epidemiology and infection control department at Rhode Island Hospital and professor of medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. ... Healthcare Infection Control Practices
January 2013

Chlorhexidine bathing wasn't effective for preventing infections on the wards

On the primary outcome of unit-attributable MRSA-positive or VRE-positive clinical cultures, the control and intervention groups both saw decreases between the baseline and intervention periods and the difference ... Similar decolonization strategies
March 2019

Antimicrobials: New drugs, new resistance

Ten years ago, infection control was the biggest trend in tackling hospital-based infectious diseases. ... Infection control is still important, but if you don't have a stewardship program at your hospital, there is a good chance you'll see one in the
June 2011

Health care-acquired infection rates falling, but vigilance remains necessary

Rates of some health care-acquired infections (HAIs) have decreased in the U.S., but better implementation of existing infection control practices is still necessary, a recent study concluded, especially because ... Data were used to calculate national
March 2016

The white coat of the future

Combined with other strategies, he believes the futuristic fabric can help to improve hospital infection control someday.
August 2011

Models show state-wide coordination could prevent many resistant infections

The spread of CRE was simulated under each model and compared to that likely with current infection control. ... State-based public health programs could help hospitals share antibiotic resistance data, test accurately for infections, communicate among
August 2015

Docusate recalled, test for CRE approved

Intended as an infection control aid, the assay can be used in conjunction with other clinical and laboratory findings. ... The device may cause side effects such as infection, complications of the cornea, epithelial ingrowth, and inflammation.
September 2016

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