1. Health Policy Brief on Antibiotic Resistance

    June 23, 2015

    Read the full brief at HealthAffairs.org”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States alone. In 2013 there were about 480,000 new global cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), gonorrhea may soon […]

  2. Study: Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    June 9, 2015

    From the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control The impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) following prosthesis procedures is devastating, often leading to higher mortality, prolonged hospitalizations, frequent readmissions, and increased costs and overall healthcare burden. According to the United States (US) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), SSI rates following total knee or hip arthroplasty procedures […]

  3. High Rates of MRSA Transmission Found Between Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare Workers

    June 4, 2015

    For Immediate Release: May 28, 2015 – from SHEA online Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Contact: Kate Enos / kenos@gymr.com / 202-745-5071 Author contact: Mary-Claire Roghmann / mroghman@epi.umaryland.edu High Rates of MRSA Transmission Found Between Nursing Home Residents and Healthcare Workers Study finds transmission rates high in daily activities previously considered low-risk NEW YORK (May […]

  4. New Guidelines for Hospital Visitors of Patients with Infectious Diseases

    May 5, 2015

    Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community. The recommendations are published online in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal […]

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