Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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Development of a core team for the management of peripherally inserted central catheters.
Reply to parcell et Al.
Public reporting of healthcare-associated infections: epidemiologists' perspectives.
We surveyed hospital epidemiologists on the perceived value of state public reports. Respondents believed consumers are unaware and do not consider the information important, but they indicated that epidemiologists have a role in consumer education....
An Outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Respiratory Tract Infections Associated with Intrinsically Contaminated Ultrasound Transmission Gel.
We describe an outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa respiratory tract infections related to intrinsically contaminated ultrasound gel used for intraoperative transesophageal echocardiograms in cardiovascular surgery patients. This investigation led to a product safety alert by the Food and Drug Admini...
Hospital policies, state laws, and healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates.
This study used hierarchical linear modeling to determine the relative contribution of hospital policies and state laws to healthcare worker (HCW) influenza vaccination rates. Hospital mandates with consequences for noncompliance and race were associated with 3%-12% increases in HCW vaccination; sta...
A Summary of the Third Global Interferon-γ Release Assay Symposium.
Studies over the past several decades have dramatically increased our understanding of the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, and advances in proteomics and genomics have led to a new class of immune-diagnostic tests, termed interferon-γ (IFN-γ) release assays (IGRAs), which ap...
Predicting the Impact of Contact Precautions on Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outcomes: Caution Up Ahead.
Clostridium difficile Infection: It's a Family Affair.
Potential for Transmission of Spores by Patients Awaiting Laboratory Testing to Confirm Suspected Clostridium difficile Infection.
In a prospective study of inpatients tested for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), skin and environmental contamination were common at the time of the order for CDI testing, and there were often delays in completion of testing. Preemptive isolation of patients with suspected CDI may reduce the r...
A rapid-cycle quality improvement initiative to increase compliance with infection control precautions in a pediatric ward.