Explore the latest in infection control, including evaluation of interventions to prevent nosocomial C difficile infection, CLABSI, and CAUTI.
This case series study assesses risk after the identification of an unexpected, severe, and lethal hospital-acquired infection caused by carbapenemase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a carbapenemase-low endemic setting in the Netherlands.
This before-after study examines the association between value-based incentive programs that link financial rewards and penalties to hospital performance on quality indicators and catheter-associated urinary tract infection outcomes in intensive care units (ICUs).
This cluster randomized trial compares associations between commonly used decontamination strategies (chlorhexidine 2% mouthwash, selective oropharyngeal decontamination, and selective digestive tract decontamination) and occurrence of intensive care unit (ICU)–acquired bloodstream infections with multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria in ICUs with moderate to high levels of antibiotic resistance.
Infectious disease threats expert Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, discusses how the United States and the rest of the world may fare if another 1918-like influenza epidemic strikes.
This qualitative study examines the use and barriers to use of audit-and-feedback programs that use direct observation to assess hand hygiene compliance in acute care hospitals.
This cohort study evaluates the association of implementation of a molecular testing strategy with length of isolation for patients with possible tuberculosis in a US hospital.
This qualitative study examines types of precaution practice violations and errors in reducing transmission of infectious agents by hospital personnel in clinical units.
This Medical News article discusses progress and future goals for eliminating the disease.
This infection epidemiology study describes the number of reports of Legionnaires disease in VA facilities between 2014 and 2016 and the proportion of cases associated with VA health care facility vs community exposure.
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