Impact of a quality control circle on the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection: An interrupted time series analysis

ConclusionsThe CAUTI incidence is reduced through QCC, providing a useful reference for the prevention of CAUTI and the development of medical quality improvement activities.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Insufficient documentation and inappropriate indications for IDC insertion were features noted during this audit. Daily electronic reminders and prompting concerning TROC are important to reduce catheter days and reduce infection rates. Indwelling catheters and associated infections impact the length of hospitalisation, mortality and morbidity of stroke patients. PMID: 32242174 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2020Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Mohammad Mehdi Jafarzadeh, Mohammad Javad Mehdipour Moghaddam, Davood Bakhshi
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Some readers have recently been asking me about curcumin and Covid-19. Is it good or bad to be taking it if you contract coronavirus?  Can it reduce your risk of contracting Covid-19? (See my post on vitamina D, incidentally.) I don’t know. If I had any answers, believe me, I’d be publishing them…immediately. Well, it just so happens that this afternoon I read a very interesting Science Daily article that may shed some light on this matter. It discusses the case study of ONE myeloma patient, in Wuhan, who was given an immunosuppressant drug, a monoclonal antibody, called tocilizumab. Here’s th...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll curcumin myeloma tocilizumab Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSIONS: Removal of Müllerian duct remnantsis advised in order to reduce the jeopardy of malignancy, urinary tract infections, stones and hematuria. On the other hand, excision down to urethra which can compromise the integrity and vascularity of the vas deferens is diffucult, even in experienced surgical hands. Complete excision of these structures by mucosectomy of the distal part of remnant which lay closed to vas deferens is a safe and effective method. Cystoscopy assistance and placement of a catheter into MDRs were essential for the complete excision of this mucosa. To the best of our knowledge, cystoscopy a...
Source: Archivos Espanoles de Urologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Arch Esp Urol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study evaluated French practices in 2019. The diversity of the answers highlights the need for new recommendations on these subjects of daily practice. Future recommendations should allow their homogenization based on the existing evidence-based data. PMID: 32234420 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Isolation of high level aminoglycoside resistant (HLAR) Enterococci is a challenge for the treating physician because aminoglycoside cannot be used in combination with glycopeptide or ampicillin for such isolates. The occurrence of HLAR, Van A and Van B VRE genotypes is a cause of concern as they may transfer drug resistance genes to other bacterial isolates, thus leading to limited therapeutic options. PMID: 32242789 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Infectious Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Infect Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of a multifaceted antimicrobial stewardship intervention on antibiotic consumption in a primary health care (PHC) area in Spain. Quasi-experimental study conducted in a PHC area with nine PHC centers, a 400-bed acute care teaching hospital, and 18 nursing homes serving a population of 260,561. The intervention was based on the 2016 CDC Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship publication and targeted 130 PHC physicians, 41 PHC pediatricians, 19 emergency physicians, and 18 nursing home physicians. The components were commitment, actions for improving antibiotic pres...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Adequate empirical antibiotic therapy and prophylaxis in line with guidelines is based on the clinical classification and risk factors. PMID: 32240318 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Der Urologe. Ausg. A - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Urologe A Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundWe sought to determine the rate of emergency department (ED) attendance for complications after ureterorenoscopy (URS) for stone disease and to identify risk factors for ED attendance after URS.MethodsAn analysis of all patients undergoing URS over 12  months at a single institution was performed. Patient demographics, preoperative and intraoperative variables associated with postoperative complications and subsequent ED attendance were collected. Logistic regression analyses were performed to determine predictors of URS complications presenting to ED.ResultsIn total, 202 ureteroscopies were performe...
Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Source: Infection and Drug Resistance - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infection and Drug Resistance Source Type: research
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