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.
How to slash colorectal surgery infection rates
November 12, 2018
BOSTON – Change perioperative routines.
Daptomycin/fosfomycin: A new standard for MRSA bacteremia?
October 25, 2018
Better survival was seen for MRSA bacteremia at 7 days using the combo vs. monotherapy.
FDA attacks antibiotic resistance with new strategy
September 14, 2018
Four-pronged approach addresses product development, stewardship, surveillance, and science.
NYC outbreak of Candida auris linked to 45% mortality
September 12, 2018
About 45% of Candida auris–infected patients died within 90 days and 98% of patient isolates were found resistant to fluconazole.
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.
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.
Hand hygiene linked to reduced ICU health care–associated infections
August 28, 2018
A hospital-wide infection control program appeared to be associated with improved outcomes, mortality in the ICU.
Hospital-acquired conditions drop 8% since 2014, saving 8,000 lives and $3 billion
June 8, 2018
The largest improvements occurred in central line–associated bloodstream infections (down 31% from 2014).
Severity of sepsis-associated coagulopathy predicts hospital mortality
May 31, 2018
This study outlines a simplified classification scheme for coagulopathy with implications that are potentially “profound.”