Healthcare-Associated Infections

Recent News

Apr 12, 2017

News Scan for Apr 12, 2017

H5N8 in Hungary, Romania
MERS in UAE
Vaccine hesitancy
Huge surgical gown verdict
El Nino cholera shift
Mar 02, 2017

News Scan for Mar 02, 2017

Birth defects and Zika
MERS case in teen
More H5N8 avian flu
MRSA, VRE in infants
Multistate E coli outbreak
Feb 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 22, 2017

MDR Enterobacteriaceae in children
MCR-1 in Chinese pets
MDR-TB testing, treatment
Feb 21, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2017

Neonatal sepsis risk calculator
Antibiotic-free chicken
Klebsiella pneumoniae in UK, Ireland
Feb 14, 2017

News Scan for Feb 14, 2017

Yellow fever in DRC ends
H7N9 in China
Patient hand hygiene
Cholera in Somalia
Chikungunya update
Feb 13, 2017

News Scan for Feb 13, 2017

H7N9 in China
Ebola super-spreaders
Handshake stewardship
Cholera vaccine in pregnancy
WNV seroprevalence and immune status
Feb 09, 2017

News Scan for Feb 09, 2017

More yellow fever in Brazil
Stewardship in nursing homes
Burkholderia cepacia probe
Jan 19, 2017

News Scan for Jan 19, 2017

Avian flu in Europe, India, Niger
Sepsis and antibiotic Rx
More yellow fever in Brazil
Meningococcal protection
Pre-surgery baths
Jan 18, 2017

News Scan for Jan 18, 2017

Brazil mosquito control
Lingering Ebola symptoms
More chikungunya
Antimicrobial-coated sutures
Center for Health Security move
Jan 17, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2017

UV light against superbugs
Antibiotic resistance in refugees

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Afonso E, Blot K, Blot S. Prevention of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections through chlorhexidine gluconate-impregnated washcloth bathing in intensive care units: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised crossover trials. Euro Surveill 2016 Nov 17;21(46):pii=30400

AHRQ. National scorecard on rates of hospital–acquired conditions 2010 to 2015: interim data from national efforts to make heath care safer. HHS, Dec 2016

Apisarnthanarak A, Ratz D, Greene MT, et al. National survey of practices to prevent health care-associated infections in Thailand: the role of prevention bundles. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Feb 28)

Baker AW, Lewis SS, Alexander BD, et al. Two-phase hospital-associated outbreak of Mycobacterium abscessus: investigation and mitigation. Clin Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 11)

Boyce JM, Guercia KA, Sullivan L, et al. Prospective cluster controlled crossover trial to compare the impact of an improved hydrogen peroxide disinfectant and a quaternary ammonium-based disinfectant on surface contamination and health care outcomes. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Choi HS, Kim MN, Sung H, et al. Laboratory-based surveillance of hospital-acquired respiratory virus infection in a tertiary care hospital. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Feb 15)

de Jonge SW, Atema JJ, Solomkin JS, et al. Meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis of triclosan-coated sutures for the prevention of surgical-site infection. Br J Surg 2017 (published online Jan 17)

Deshpande A, Cadnum JL, Fertelli D, et al. Are hospital floors an underappreciated reservoir for transmission of health care-associated pathogens? Am J Infect Control 2017 Mar 1;45(3):336-8

ECDC. Economic evaluations of interventions to prevent healthcare-associated infections: literature review. Apr 19, 2017

Fernandez-Barat L, Ferrer M, De Rosa F, et al. Intensive care unit-acquired pneumonia due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa with and without multidrug resistance. J Infect 2016 (published online Nov 16)

Kovach CR, Taneli Y, Neiman T, et al. Evaluation of an ultraviolet room disinfection protocol to decrease nursing home microbial burden, infection and hospitalization rates. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Mar 3;17:186

Marcus EL, Yosef H, Borkow G, et al. Reduction of health care-associated infection indicators by copper oxide-impregnated textiles: crossover, double-blind controlled study in chronic ventilator-dependent patients. Am J Infect Control 2016 (published online Dec 26)

Metersky ML, Wang Y, Klompas M, et al. Trend in ventilator-associated pneumonia rates between 2005 and 2013. (Letter) JAMA 2016 (published online Nov 11)

Mullin KM, Kovacs CS, Fatica C, et al. A multifaceted approach to reduction of catheter-associated urinary tract infections in the intensive care unit with an emphasis on "stewardship of culturing." Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016 (published online Nov 17)

Nuckols TK, Keeler E, Morton SC, et al. Economic evaluation of quality improvement interventions for bloodstream infections related to central catheters: a systematic review. JAMA Intern Med 2016 Dec 1;176(12):1843-54

Smith H, Brooks JE, Leaptrot D, et al. Health careassociated infectious studies project: an American Journal of Infection Control and National Healthcare Safety Network data quality collaboration. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Apr 18)

Us E, Kutlu HH, Tekeli A, et al. Wound and soft tissue infections of Serratia marcescens in patients receiving wound care: a health care-associated outbreak. Am J Infect Control 2017 (published online Jan 4)

Weber WP, Mujagic E, Zwahlen M, et al. Timing of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis: a phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 3)

Zingg W, Hopkins S, Gayet-Ageron A, et al. Health-care-associated infections in neonates, children, and adolescents: an analysis of paediatric data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control point-prevalence survey. Lancet Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jan 12)

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