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Patient-specific antibiograms can improve antibiotic susceptibility predictions

April 23, 2018
Researchers have developed an antibiogram that uses hospital data as well as patient-specific data to predict the likelihood that a treatment will be…
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Hospital-acquired CDI rates persist despite enhanced cleaning

April 7, 2017
Although a cleaning intervention decreased the recovery of certain bacteria on high-touch surface areas in hospital settings, it did not reduce the…
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CRE spreads among Washington, D.C., health care facilities

April 6, 2017
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, is transmitted within and between a variety of health care settings in Washington, D.C., a study…
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Daily use of L. rhamnosus may reduce odds of S. aureus carriage in stool samples

April 4, 2017
Daily use of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 reduced the odds of Staphylococcus aureus carriage in stool samples of VA patients with…
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Clinical decision support tool helps reduce mortality in patients with severe sepsis

April 3, 2017
Implementation of an automated tool designed to support adherence to guidelines and promote optimal decision making and antibiotic use resulted in…
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A. baumannii colonization upon ICU admission increases likelihood of infection, mortality

April 3, 2017
ICU patients colonized with Acinetobacter baumannii upon admission were more likely to develop subsequent positive clinical cultures for the…
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Children with short bowel syndrome at high risk for polymicrobial CLABSI

Infectious Disease News, May 2011
DALLAS — Preliminary results of a new study show that children with short bowel syndrome are at high risk for central line-associated bloodstream…
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Multifaceted approach needed to better control C. difficile in hospitals

Infectious Disease News, May 2011
DALLAS — Contact isolation is no longer enough to control Clostridium difficile infections during an outbreak, and the best practice guidelines…
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New iPhone application improved hand hygiene compliance

Infectious Disease News, May 2011
DALLAS — A new iPhone application, known as iScrub, positively impacted hand hygiene compliance among health care workers and provided real-time…
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New policy strategies needed to contain MRSA spread across hospitals

Infectious Disease News, May 2011
DALLAS — Better infection control strategies and policies are needed to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus outbreaks from…