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MDR P. aeruginosa cases in children increased significantly over 12 years

December 7, 2016

All health care facilities, particularly in the care of children, should take antimicrobial stewardship programs and rapid molecular diagnostic platforms into consideration to reduce the burden of multidrug-resistant and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, according to study findings.

“As in adults, serious and systemic, often opportunistic, infections are substantial in children with critical illness, in those who require ventilator support, and in patients who are immunocompromised and/or have a hematologic-oncologic disease,” Latania K. Logan, MD, of the departments of pediatrics and internal medicine, division of infectious diseases at Rush Medical College, Rush University Medical Center, and colleagues wrote.

“The majority of P. aeruginosa studies have examined the effect of these infections on patients of cystic fibrosis. Despite the annual numbers of infection and rising rates of antibiotic resistance, no pediatric studies have assessed national or regional trends in MDR or carbapenem-resistant P. aeruginosa.”

Isolating heater-cooler devices from OR could limit M. chimaera infections

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Influenza vaccination reduces risk for hospitalization among dialysis patients

December 6, 2016
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American Hospital Association calls on Trump to support hospital policies

December 6, 2016
The American Hospital Association recently sent President-elect Donald J. Trump two letters outlining its public policy priorities for the new administration. …
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High HEV seroprevalence among internally displaced people in South Sudan

December 6, 2016
Research presented at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting revealed a high seroprevalence of hepatitis E among internally displaced
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Operation Immunization 2016: Enhancing HPV Immunization

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

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S. aureus, skin infection correlation identified in industrial hog operation workers

December 6, 2016
Inter-nasal antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus was associated with recent symptoms of skin and soft tissue…
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