In the Journals

Surgical specialty, MRSA risk drive use of vancomycin for surgical prophylaxis

May 12, 2020
Surgical specialty namely, cardiac and orthopedic procedures and the perception of high MRSA prevalence in a facility were the main factors that…

In the Journals

Tribal communities show high burden of S. aureus

April 4, 2020
An Apache tribal community in the southwestern United States was found to have a disproportionately high burden of invasive MRSA compared with the…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Amesh A. Adalja, MD

Infectious Disease News, February 2020
I knew from the earliest stages that if I pursued medicine as a career, infectious disease was the only choice for me. As a child, my favorite…

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Empiric anti-MRSA therapy not associated with reduced mortality in pneumonia patients

February 19, 2020
Empirical anti-MRSA therapy was not associated with reduced mortality for any group of patients hospitalized for pneumonia, even those at high risk…

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MRSA spreads easily in household environments

February 17, 2020
Household environments play a significant role in the spread of MRSA in the community, according to a study of transmission events involving children…

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Trial for MRSA combination therapy discontinued over safety concerns

February 11, 2020
The addition of an antistaphylococcal beta-lactam antibiotic to standard of care — IV vancomycin or daptomycin — did not improve outcomes…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

Infectious Disease News, January 2020
Some decisions in life are quite difficult and complex; others come more easily and naturally. For me, the latter was the case with my decision to…

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Hands of ICU patients may harbor MDROs

January 5, 2020
A portion of ICU patients’ hands harbor pathogenic bacteria, including multidrug-resistant organisms, according to findings published in…

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Earlier initiation of combination therapy is beneficial in MRSA bacteremia

January 3, 2020
Earlier initiation of treatment with a combination of daptomycin and ceftaroline for persistent MRSA bacteremia may make the treatment more…

Top 10 most-read Infectious Disease News stories of 2019

December 31, 2019
To mark the transition to a new year, we have compiled a list of the top 10 most-read Infectious Disease News stories of 2019 on Healio.com. Please…

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Compliance with CDC Core Elements associated with decrease in CDI

December 30, 2019
Using the CDC’s guidelines for antimicrobial stewardship programs was associated with a decrease in Clostridioides difficile infection, but…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
I was the intern on call for the pediatric oncology service at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital when my mother called with news that my father…

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Pocket UV-C device can reduce stethoscope contamination

December 13, 2019
A novel ultraviolet C device was effective in reducing contamination on stethoscope diaphragms from several pathogens, according to data from a…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Elizabeth Connick, MD

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
I fell in love with immunology as a first-year medical student at Harvard in a class taught by the Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Baruj Benacerraf…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
I did my internal medicine residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in the years immediately before the advent of protease inhibitors would change the…

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New technologies have potential to prevent HAIs

Infectious Disease News, October 2019
Curtis J. Donskey, MD, and colleagues at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center had a novel idea to prevent some infections in their facility…

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Infectious Disease News prepares for IDWeek 2019

October 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — Infectious Disease News and Healio.com are onsite at IDWeek 2019 to provide live coverage of the conference, held from Oct. 2 to…

Hooked on ID

Hooked on ID with Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Infectious diseases had been a big part of my training in medical school in India, where I cared for and learned from patients with a wide variety of…

Q&A: Using social media to promote infectious disease research

September 6, 2019
Social media provides a quick and easy way to communicate and disseminate information. In Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

In the JournalsPerspective

MRSA colonization common on intake at Chicago jail

September 3, 2019
Almost 20% of men entering a large Chicago jail during a recent 2-year period were positive for MRSA upon intake, researchers reported. Kyle J