Ten years ago, infection control was the biggest trend in tackling hospital-based infectious diseases.
yearly against influenza,” said Paul Carson, MD, FACP, director of infection control and prevention at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. ... The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare
The data came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emerging Infections Program, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and early results from three state-led programs for ... Antibiotic stewardship and infection control
In an independent validation cohort of 89 patients with C. diff infection, 64 of whom had complete follow-up and were analyzed for the study, the rule correctly classified 71.9% ... diff infection in a high-risk population. These patients are most likely
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
Outcomes from clinical studies were laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection, influenza-like illness, and workplace absenteeism. ... laboratory-confirmed respiratory infection (RCTs: odds ratio [OR], 0.89 [95% CI, 0.64 to 1.24]; cohort study: OR, 0.43
Results were published online by Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology on July 26. ... period. The mean age in both the heart failure group and the control group was 58 years.
Results appeared online Sept. 23 at Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
optimal. They also noted that clinicians underestimated the risk for infection involved with arterial catheters and do not appear to support the use of full barrier precautions. ... prevent [bloodstream infections] in the intensive care setting.” They
Infection control specialists can help answer physicians' questions and assist with the proper diagnosis. ... Physicians should work with their infection control and prevention departments to learn which agencies they should provide information to and