Endoscopy-related infections found higher than expected, prophylaxis overused
October 27, 2018
ATLANTA – “The potential for this becoming a bit of a monster is enhanced by the widespread use of prophylactic antimicrobials during endoscopy.”
Zika virus infection: Novel assay extends diagnostic window
September 13, 2018
A novel pyrosequencing-based RT-PCR assay improves and expands diagnostic capabilities for Zika virus infection.
Review protocols, follow reprocessing guidelines to cut device-related HAIs
September 11, 2018
Environmental pathogens associated with medical devices or device reprocessing are often the cause of HAI-related investigations.
Cutaneous lesions? Consider C. diphtheriae in those with foreign travel
September 11, 2018
ATLANTA – Seven Minnesota cases of C. diphtheriae highlight imported infection among travelers to diphtheria-endemic countries.
United Kingdom experience provides important lessons for controlling C. auris outbreaks
September 4, 2018
A C. auris outbreak in the United Kingdom provides important lessons on checking for environmental survival to identify and control infections.
Patient transfers between hospitals contribute substantially to CDI burden
August 29, 2018
Patient-sharing networks contribute substantially to the spread of CDI, underscoring the importance of regional efforts to minimize health care–associated infections.
Novel cEEG-based scoring system predicts inpatient seizure risk
August 10, 2018
LOS ANGELES – A validation study is currently underway on use of the 2HELPS2B scoring system to predict seizures in acutely ill hospitalized patients.
Alteplase, aspirin provide similar functional outcomes after nondisabling stroke
July 10, 2018
PRISMS trial results suggest that alteplase offers no benefit over aspirin for functional outcomes after nondisabling acute ischemic stroke.
Peer mentorship, groups help combat burnout in female physicians
May 29, 2018
NEW YORK – Female physicians are at higher risk of burnout in part because of lingering implicit and unconscious biases in society and the workplace.
Team engagement and motivation critical to QI success
February 28, 2018
Behavioral change is one of the greatest challenges of quality improvement, says veteran QI leader Dr. Thomas McIlraith.