Fakih, who is medical director of infection control services at St. ... John. Prior research had shown that CA-UTIs are the most prevalent hospital-acquired infection.
Two U.S. cases of a particularly problematic strain of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) were recently described by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... The CDC called for a robust infection control effort to limit or
Initially, the biggest concern regarding pets in a hospital was infection. ... Dr. Feldman worked with infection control physicians to research the literature, and they found that the risk of infection was small.
Ten years ago, infection control was the biggest trend in tackling hospital-based infectious diseases.
The World Health Organization issued new guidelines last week on preventing tuberculosis in people with HIV infection in resource-constrained settings. ... Rather, it should be part of a TB prevention package along with infection control for TB,
Decreased infection rates were also observed in the subset of patients who were on dialysis, comparable to the overall decreases. ... However, an accompanying editorial noted that the decreases pre-date many MRSA prevention efforts, and may instead be
difficile infection] in acute care hospitals with an effective infection control program, mostly 1- to 2-bed rooms, short contact time (5 days) and a low [C. ... difficile incidence, a predominance of the hypervirulent ribotypes, less effective infection
For example, if one of the interventions is early isolation, you may want to have infection control staff monitor and act on a daily list of high-risk patients,” said Dr. ... Shenoy, who is associate chief of the infection control unit at Massachusetts
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
antibiotics within the last 90 days, presence of skin and soft-tissue infection at the time of admission, and HIV-seropositive status (. 1212. Hidron AI, Kourbatova EV, Halvosa JS, Terrell BJ, ... Guidelines for preventing health-care—associated