Antimicrobial prescribing and infections in long-term care facilities (LTCF): a multilevel analysis of the HALT 2016 study, Ireland, 2017.

ConclusionsMultilevel modelling identified significant inter-facility variation, as well as institutional factors associated with AMU and HAI. An antimicrobial stewardship committee linked with feedback on IPC and prescribing was associated with reduced AMU and HAI. PMID: 30458910 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research

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The objective of the current study was to quantify the extent to which Australia's tertiary students have reported poorer mental health in comparison with the general community between 2001 and 2017. METHODS: Data were derived from the Hou...
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The Dutch teenager, treated at the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center in Amsterdam, suffered deep burns to her hands and stomach and later needed surgery to help the wounds heal.
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