Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US hospitals flout CDC recommendations that prevent infections

According to a survey conducted by Rhode Island Hospital researchers, there is significant variability regarding how clinicians manage catheters placed in the arteries of patients in intensive care units. Some practices may ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study estimates costs of health-care-associated infections

A study estimates that total annual costs for five major health care-associated infections (HAIs) were $9.8 billion, with surgical site infections contributing the most to overall costs, according to a report published by ...

Health

Cranberry juice shows promise blocking Staph infections

Expanding their scope of study on the mechanisms of bacterial infection, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have reported the surprise finding from a small clinical study that cranberry juice cocktail blocked ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germ-killing soaps cut hospital infection rates

A policy of regularly washing every patient in the intensive care unit with antimicrobial cloths helped cut down on dangerous blood infections by 44 percent, a US study said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Low adherence to guidelines for prevention of catheter infections

(HealthDay)—Many health care providers don't follow guidelines meant to reduce the risk of infection from arterial catheter placement in intensive care unit patients, according to research published online Aug. 7 in Critical ...

Pediatrics

Central-line blood infections remain costly for children

(HealthDay)—In pediatric inpatient settings, the rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) have improved, but infections remain costly and correlate with high length-of-stay (LOS), according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Less commonly prescribed antibiotic may be better

The antibiotic most commonly prescribed to treat bloodstream infections in dialysis patients may not always be the best choice, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of ...

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