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Experts discuss reducing MRSA transmission in health care setting

February 20, 2015

While MRSA remains a major threat to patients in the health care setting, invasive MRSA infection rates within this environment decreased by 54% between 2005 and 2011, according to the CDC.

Infectious Disease News and Healio.com/ID asked experts in the field to discuss the various policies and procedures in place at their institutions aimed at further reducing the spread of MRSA.

UCLA reports CRE exposure related to endoscopic procedure

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The University of California, Los Angeles Health System has reported that some patients may have been exposed to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae during a…
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Hospital MRSA prevention, control requires multitude of measures

February 18, 2015
While it is certain that health care-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections lead to increased mortality, length of hospital stay and costs…
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Colistin resistance identifies carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii-treated patients

February 18, 2015
Colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection may be common among patients who have previously been treated with colistin methansulfonate for a…
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AAAS 2015: Keeping up with antibiotic resistance

AAAS 2015: Keeping up with antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotics play a pivotal role in the treatment of bacterial infections, and they are an essential and lifesaving…
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'Wake Up and Breathe' protocol decreased VAEs

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