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14% of patients at Ohio hospital positive for toxigenic C. difficile at admission

March 18, 2019

Q&A: Twitter as a tool for infectious disease clinicians

March 17, 2019
Twitter has become a “go-to” social media platform to disseminate information and create conversation. Four years ago, researchers reviewed the usefulness of…
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Hospital cleaning bundle reduces VRE infections by 37%

March 14, 2019
A novel cleaning bundle improved cleaning thoroughness and reduced vancomycin-resistant enterococci, or VRE, infections by 37% in almost a dozen hospitals in Australia…
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Antibiotics, PPIs increase risk for CDI in hospitalized children

March 13, 2019
Prior antibiotic exposure and protein pump inhibitor use were both risk factors for the development of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, in pediatric…
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Risky Business: Prophylaxis and Treatment of Cytomegalovirus in the Transplantation Setting

This activity is supported by educational grants from Merck & Co., Inc. and Shire.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common herpes virus that affects 50% to 80% of the US population. Disease from reactivation…
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Antibiotic exposure in very low-birth-weight infants associated with mortality, major morbidity

March 1, 2019
A recent study found that prolonged empirical antibiotic exposure could potentially cause harm when used within the…
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VIDEO: Influenza vaccination among HCWs a ‘patient safety issue’

October 5, 2017
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