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Whole-genome sequencing may prevent, control hospital outbreaks

December 15, 2014

Whole-genome sequencing may be a cost-effective means of preventing and controlling nosocomial infections in a timely manner, according to recent findings.

“Whole-genome sequencing of bacterial isolates provides a promising new method for investigating the epidemiology of outbreaks, particularly when coupled to clinical locational and temporal data,” researchers wrote in Genome Medicine.

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Incidence of bloodstream infections three times higher in patients with JIA

December 12, 2014
Incidence of bloodstream infections in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis were rare, but occurred three times more often than in the general population…
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CDI burden underestimated using only hospital inpatient surveillance

December 11, 2014
New data suggest that a substantial number of Clostridium difficile infections may be missed if surveillance does not include outpatient settings or other…
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Genome sequencing outlined MRSA transmission in resource-limited hospital

December 11, 2014
Full genome sequencing could provide insight into the spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in high transmission institutions with limited resources…
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Current smoking linked to invasive fusariosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

December 10, 2014
Researchers at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil determined that active smoking was associated with…
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'Wake Up and Breathe' protocol decreased VAEs

October 17, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — Deverick Anderson, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine at Duke University, discusses results…
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