Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Peripheral venous catheters pose infection risk

A new study from Rhode Island Hospital has found that more than one in 10 catheter-related bloodstream infections due to Staph aureus in hospitalized adults are caused by infected peripheral venous catheters (PVC). The study ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antibiotic reduces infection risk in young leukemia patients

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers have identified an antibiotic that significantly reduced the odds of infections in children starting treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) without an apparent increase ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gut bacteria can cause life-threatening infections in preterm babies

Babies born prematurely are surviving in increasing numbers. But many withstand complications of early birth only to suffer late-onset sepsis—life-threatening bloodstream infections that strike after infants reach 72 hours ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health care-associated infections decreased in 2011

(HealthDay)—In 2011, decreases were noted for some health care-associated infections (HAIs), according to a report prepared by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Surgery

Blood transfusions in cardiac surgery may up infections

(HealthDay)—Transfusion of red blood cells (RBCs) during or after surgery may increase the risk of major infections, such as pneumonia and bloodstream infections, according to research published in the June issue of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Nurse-physician collaboration tied to lower infection rates

(HealthDay)—Collaborative relationships between nurses and physicians decrease rates of common health care-associated infections in intensive care units, according to a study published in the April issue of Critical Care ...

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