Explore the latest in infection control, including evaluation of interventions to prevent nosocomial C difficile infection, CLABSI, and CAUTI.
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.
This national survey study investigates changes in the proportion of hospitals requiring health care personnel to receive annual influenza vaccinations in 2013 and 2017 and compares the change among Veterans Affairs and non–Veterans Affairs hospitals.
This Viewpoint describes the addition of HIV nucleotide sequence data collected through molecular surveillance to traditional epidemiologic investigation as an effective means to characterize HIV transmission networks, contain outbreaks, and prevent further spread.
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