French researchers evaluated data from a previously conducted infection control trial to compare the risk for colonization and catheter-related infection (CRI) in arterial versus central venous catheters. ... They called for a randomized, controlled
Earlier this year, a study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology found that the availability of rapid molecular tests for Staphylococcus aureus after incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses in ... Get everyone on board. You may
6 by Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. If a newer, fourth-generation combination HIV p24 antigen-HIV antibody test is used for follow-up testing, the testing can be concluded four ... The guidelines were developed by an interagency Public
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
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
They tried a new cleaning product,” said Jeanie Ryan, a registered dietitian and member of the hospital's infection control committee. ... Our infection prevention nurse sends out a list every day of patients that are in isolation.
Results were published in the October 2013 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. ... They also noted that rapid delivery of PCI could have limited infarct sizes to the point that glucose control didn't provide further benefits.
Moreover, the skeptics say, a screening program can't compensate for lapses in hand washing and other infection control practices. ... In the second group of ICUs, staff followed each hospital's standard infection control practices.
Failures ranged from entering rooms to talk to patients without wearing the required personal protective equipment (PPE) to reaching for one's badge or phone while wearing PPE.
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.