America. The update was published in the May Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. ... Use metronidazole for an initial episode of mild-to-moderate C. difficile infection (CDI).
patients. Patients underwent rapid screening before or at admission followed by standard infection control measures (10,844 patients) or received standard infection control measures alone (10,910 patients). ... Nosocomial MRSA infection developed in 93
Most infection prevention and control measures were implemented using a multimodal approach (i.e., three or more components implemented in an integrated way). ... The review authors noted limitations, such as potential publication bias within the
case-control and 4 cohort studies) involving a total of 1,600 hemorrhagic strokes. ... Results were in the November 2013 Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
For each type of HAI, the guideline authors recommend several basic prevention strategies and list special procedures for when basic steps fail to control an infection. ... Other societies that helped develop the compendium included the Society for
They also reviewed the donor's medical records and used a questionnaire to interview the donor's family about potential microsporidial infection. ... The full expert guidance statement was published in the February Infection Control and Hospital
For example, a study in the February Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology identified some patient factors that could predict risk for PICC bloodstream infection: congestive heart failure, intra-abdominal perforation, Clostridium ... It's not true,
Both guidelines, updated from 2008, were published in the July Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology and were a joint effort of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, the Infectious Diseases ... Society of America, the American
More recently, researchers in the United Kingdom published a paper in the August American Journal of Infection Control comparing handshakes, high fives, and fist bumps. ... hygiene is probably the most important method of infection control in the
Wright. NorthShore saw a drop in contamination and CLABSIs after implementation and a rise when the caps were taken away, according to results in the January American Journal of Infection Control.“ ... After seeing the results of the study, the health