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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidance released for preventing hospital-acquired pneumonia

In the second in series of updates on guidance for infection control in acute-care hospitals, five medical organizations are recommending best practices for preventing hospital-associated pneumonia. Pneumonia is the most ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Nursing homes may misinterpret mental changes, falls as infection

There is a widespread belief that a change in the mental status or an increase in falls in a nursing home resident may indicate an underlying infection. This contributes to the overuse of antibiotics, according to revised ...

HIV & AIDS

Updated guidance for healthcare workers with HIV, hepatitis

In light of the low rate of transmission and advances in treatments for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America today released updated guidance for healthcare personnel living ...

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