In the Journals

Rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel could improve care of children

July 10, 2019
Findings from a retrospective analysis suggested that the use of a rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel, or MDP, could have shortened the time it…

In the Journals

Nursing facilities experience decrease in MRSA, increase in VRE

July 7, 2019
Since 2003, rates of MRSA colonization have “steadily decreased,” whereas rates of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, almost…

In the Journals

Proactive MRSA surveillance with whole genome sequencing reduces cases, costs

July 5, 2019
Proactive genomic surveillance of MRSA is clinically valuable and likely cost-effective, according to findings published in Clinical Infectious

In the Journals

Vancomycin dosing should be guided by AUC, study suggests

June 26, 2019
Results from a multi-center study of hospitalized adults with MRSA bloodstream infections suggest that vancomycin dosing should be guided by the area…

Meeting NewsPerspective

S. aureus prevalent on cell phones of nursing students

June 21, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Staphylococcus aureus was present on 40% of sampled cell phones of university students, mostly belonging to nursing students…

Meeting News

PICU terminal cleaning fails to decontaminate air ducts, floors

June 19, 2019
Research presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, or APIC, suggests that…

Hooked on ID

with Joseph D. Cooper, MD

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
It was my first week of intern year, in the medical ICU. He presented in extremis and died within 90 minutes. He was reportedly bitten by his dog 3…

Eye on ID

ID laboratory stewardship: A concept in need of implementation

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Today we have access to a multitude of new and novel medications, biologic agents, medical devices, imaging modalities, and surgical and nonsurgical…

In the Journals

Risk for death after discharge increases with hospital-acquired MRSA

May 30, 2019
Researchers found that MRSA bacteremia did not increase the risk for death in hospitalized children compared with methicillin-susceptible…

Meeting News

Closed ICUs may reduce rates of three hospital-acquired infections

May 24, 2019
Closed ICUs are associated with significantly reduced rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated bloodstream…

In the Journals

Universal gloving may offer small protective effect against HAIs

May 23, 2019
Universal gloving may offer a small protective effect against health care-associated infections, or HAIs, and could be considered for implementation…

Hooked on ID

with Cassandra Calabrese, DO

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
My path toward the field of infectious diseases was a bit winding. My love for immunology began at a young age. I was inspired to become an…

In the Journals

Outside temperature impacts MDRO incidence in climate-controlled ICUs

May 14, 2019
Even in climate-controlled health care units, the outside temperature can influence the indoor temperature, and these changes may impact the…

In the Journals

Drug-free MRSA treatment to be tested in clinical studies

April 26, 2019
Researchers have identified a drug-free approach to treating MRSA using blue light and hydrogen peroxide. “We found that blue light bleaches…

In the JournalsPerspective

Each day of S. aureus bacteremia increases mortality risk by 16%

April 26, 2019
Every day a blood culture returns positive for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, a patient’s risk for mortality increases, with a significant…

Hooked on ID

with Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS

Infectious Disease News, April 2019
The phone call came while I was celebrating Christmas with my husband’s family during my first year of medical school. My grandfather, a World…

In the Journals

Patients’ hands commonly contaminated with MDROs, including MRSA

April 22, 2019
The hands of newly admitted patients are commonly contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs, including MRSA, leading to contamination…

Meeting News

Patient privacy curtains commonly contaminated with MDROs

April 16, 2019
Patient privacy curtains are commonly contaminated with multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs, and despite frequently coming in contact with…

Meeting News

Bacteria in fish mucus show activity against MRSA

April 2, 2019
The protective mucus that coats young fish contains bacteria that demonstrate activity against some pathogens, including MRSA, according to findings…

Hooked on ID

with Dharushana Muthulingam, MD

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
“Typhus is not dead. It will live on for centuries and it will continue to break into the open whenever human stupidity and brutality give it a…