Curbing C. difficile Infection in a Hospital
October 3, 2022
Shutterstock.com This article discusses the prevalence of Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) infection in hospitals, the progress that’s been made in recent years in reducing...
Sepsis multiplies in-hospital mortality risk in COPD
October 21, 2021
Among nearly 7 million hospitalizations in which the primary diagnosis was COPD, nearly 65,000 (0.93%) patients experienced sepsis as a complication.
Candida auris transmission can be contained in postacute care settings
September 15, 2021
A new study from Orange County, California, shows how Candida auris, an emerging pathogen, was successfully identified and contained in long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and ventilator-capable skilled-nursing facilities (vSNFs).Lead author Ellora...
Health care–associated infections spiked in 2020 in U.S. hospitals
September 7, 2021
This is the first increase in health care–associated infections since 2015.
Infective endocarditis with stroke after TAVR has ‘dismal’ prognosis
May 7, 2021
More than half die during the index hospitalization and two-thirds within the first year, a new study shows.
C. difficile control could require integrated approach
December 9, 2020
Australian researchers call for a One Health approach to limit spread.
Fulminant C. diff debate: Fecal transplants or antibiotics?
October 29, 2020
This type of infection represents about 8% of all C. difficile infections and is often fatal.
FDA warns of serious infection risk after FMT
March 13, 2020
The FDA has issued a Safety Alert warning of the potential risk of serious, life-threatening infection in patients with Clostridioides difficile infection who receive fecal microbiota transplant.
Hospital-acquired C. diff. tied to four ‘high-risk’ antibiotic classes
September 16, 2019
High-risk antibiotics included second-, third-, and fourth-generation cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, carbapenems, and lincosamides.
Novel strategies may help curb bariatric SSI
April 29, 2019
BALTIMORE – A predictive tool to stratify risk and a change in practice showed promise in reducing wound infection rates for gastric bypass surgery.