Is it possible to achieve 100 percent hand hygiene compliance during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic?
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S.-C. Wong, C.H.-Y. AuYeung, G.K.-M. Lam, E.Y.-L. Leung, V.W.-M. Chan, K.-Y. Yuen, V.C.-C. Cheng (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Infection prevention and control advice out-of-hours
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): H. Humphreys (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of penicillin allergy records on antibiotic costs and patient length of hospital stay: a single centre observational retrospective cohort.
Publication date: Available online 3 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Neil Powell, Kate Honeyford, Jonathan Sandoe (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Management of an outbreak of postpartum Streptococcus pyogenes emm75 infections
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Kristina Trell, Jimmy Jörgensen, Magnus Rasmussen, Erik Senneby (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Aerosol generating procedures and infective risk to healthcare workers: SARS-CoV-2 – the limits of the evidence
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Henry Harding, Alex Broom, Jennifer Broom (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Outbreak of hepatitis C virus infections originating from safe injection practices breach before contrast-enhanced computed tomography scanning
Publication date: Available online 1 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Carlo Balmelli, Giorgio Merlani, Gladys Martinetti, Danuta Reinholz, Stefania Paolucci, Fausto Baldanti, Antonio Piralla, Filippo Del Grande, Enos Bernasconi (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Are electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems cost-effective? Stepped wedge cluster randomized controlled trials are needed to assess their impact on reducing healthcare-associated infections
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): K.-R. Cawthorne, R.P.D. Cooke (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 and non-traditional mask use: How do various materials compare in reducing the infection risk for mask wearers?
Publication date: Available online 2 June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Amanda M. Wilson, Sarah E. Abney, Marco-Felipe King, Mark H. Weir, Martín López-García, Jonathan D. Sexton, Stephanie J. Dancer, Jessica Proctor, Catherine J. Noakes, Kelly A. Reynolds (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Clinical assessment of COVID-19 outbreak among migrant workers residing in a large dormitory in Singapore
Publication date: Available online 31 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Min-Hoe Chew, Frederick H. Koh, Jing-Ting Wu, Sabrina Ngaserin, Aven Ng, Biauw-Chi Ong, Vernon J. Lee (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - June 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Risk Perception of COVID-19 Among the Portuguese Healthcare Professionals and General Population
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): David Peres, Jorge Monteiro, Miguel Almeida, Raquel Ladeira (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A Novel Cohorting and Isolation Strategy for Suspected COVID-19 Cases during a Pandemic
Publication date: Available online 30 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Benjamin Patterson, Michael Marks, Gema Martinez-Garcia, Gabriella Bidwell, Akish Luintel, Dalia Ludwig, Tom Parks, Philip Gothard, Rik Thomas, Sarah Logan, Karen Shaw, Neil Stone, Mike Brown (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evidence for decontamination of single-use filtering facepiece respirators
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): A. Polkinghorne, J. Branley (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The role of education in antimicrobial stewardship
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): J. Satterfield, A.R. Miesner, K.M. Percival (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Introduction of a care bundle effectively and sustainably reduces patient-reported surgical site infection in patients undergoing colorectal surgery
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): H.F. Dean, E. King, D. Gane, D. Hocking, J. Rogers, A. Pullyblank (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Postoperative pneumonia after craniotomy: incidence, risk factors and prediction with a nomogram
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): D. Zhang, H. Zhuo, G. Yang, H. Huang, C. Li, X. Wang, S. Zhao, J. Moliterno, Y. Zhang (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection based on CT scan vs RT-PCR: reflecting on experience from MERS-CoV
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): J.A. Al-Tawfiq, Z.A. Memish (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Super-spreading events and contribution to transmission of MERS, SARS, and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): J.A. Al-Tawfiq, A.J. Rodriguez-Morales (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Investigation of the susceptibility of Candida auris and Candida albicans to chemical disinfectants using the European Standards EN 13624 and EN 16615
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Patricia Müller, Chee Keong Tan, Ulrike Ißleib, Lars Paßvogel, Benjamin Eilts, Katrin Steinhauer (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

It's in our hands: a rapid, international initiative to translate a hand hygiene song during the COVID-19 pandemic
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): N. Thampi, Y. Longtin, A. Peters, D. Pittet, K. Overy (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Inferring super-spreading from transmission clusters of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Kin On Kwok, Henry Ho Hin Chan, Ying Huang, David Shu Cheong Hui, Paul Anantharajah Tambyah, Wan In Wei, Patsy Yuen Kwan Chau, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, Julian Wei Tze Tang (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evaluation of a high-speed but low-throughput RT-qPCR system for SARS-CoV-2 detection
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jun Sakai, Norihito Tarumoto, Yuta Orihara, Rieko Kawamura, Masahiro Kodana, Nanako Matsuzaki, Ryo Matsumura, Kana Okane, Toru Kawamura, Shinichi Takeuchi, Kazuo Imai, Takashi Murakami, Shigefumi Maesaki, Maeda Takuya (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Symptom-based screening for COVID-19 in health care workers: The importance of fever
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jean Cyr Yombi, Julien De Greef, Anne-Sophie Marsin, Anne Simon, Hector Rodriguez-Villalobos, Andrea Penaloza, Leila Belkhir (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Adaptation of the ‘Assembly Line’ and ‘Brick System’ techniques for hospital resource management of personal protective equipment, as preparedness for mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in a large public hospital in India
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Parmeshwar Kumar, Makhdoom Killedar, Gagandeep Singh (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

When is an outbreak an outbreak? Using literature and discharge data to define Clostridioides difficile incidence changes referred to as outbreaks
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): C.C. Cohen, G. Azhar, L. Muggy (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevention and protection measures of healthcare workers exposed in health settings to severe acute respiratory infections from sars-cov-2 in a university hospital in bari, apulia region, southern italy
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Vimercati Luigi, Dell’Erba Alessandro, Migliore Giovanni, De Maria Luigi, Caputi Antonio, Quarato Marco, Stefanizzi Pasquale, Cavone Domenica, Ferorelli Davide, Sponselli Stefania, Mansi Francesca, Tafuri Silvio (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 Pandemic – Let’s not forget surfaces
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Stacey Rawlinson (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

In hospital verification of non CE-marked respiratory protective devices to ensure safety of healthcare staff during the COVID-19 outbreak
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Ralph A.C. van Wezel, Anne C.T. Vrancken, Marieke Ernest, Johan Laurensse, Josephus P.C.M. van Doornmalen Gomez Hoyos (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Barry Cookson (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Faecal shedding of SARS-CoV-2: considerations for hospital settings
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): J. Patel (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effects of hand disinfection with alcohol hand rub, ozonized water, or soap and water: time for reconsideration?
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): H.J. Breidablik, D.E. Lysebo, L. Johannessen, Å. Skare, J.R. Andersen, O. Kleiven (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Diversity of physicians' attitudes toward the management of infectious diseases in terminally ill patients with cancer
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Morioka, M. Mori, T. Suzuki, M. Yokomichi, J. Hamano, T. Morita (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Infection control challenge in setting up a temporary test centre at Hong Kong International Airport for rapid diagnosis of COVID-19 due to SARS-CoV-2
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S-C. Wong, M. Leung, L.L-Y. Lee, K-L. Chung, V.C-C. Cheng (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A hospital outbreak of linezolid-resistant and vancomycin-resistant ST80 Enterococcus faecium harbouring an optrA-encoding conjugative plasmid investigated by whole-genome sequencing
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S.A. Egan, S. Corcoran, H. McDermott, M. Fitzpatrick, A. Hoyne, O. McCormack, A. Cullen, G.I. Brennan, B. O’Connell, D.C. Coleman (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Surveillance of Salmonella spp. in the environment of public hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): B. Kennedy, C.O. Shobo, O.T. Zishiri, L.A. Bester (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Multidrug resistant infections in the COVID-19 era, a framework for considering the potential impact
Publication date: Available online 17 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Daniele Donà, Costanza Di Chiara, Mike Sharland (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The economic benefits of surgical site infection prevention in adults: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Agi McFarland, Jacqui Reilly, Sarkis Manoukian, Helen Mason (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 on high-touch surfaces in a clinical microbiology laboratory
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): I. Bloise, B. Gómez-Arroyo, J. García-Rodríguez, María Dolores Montero-Vega, María Pilar Romero, Silvia García-Bujalance, Emilio Cendejas Bueno, Carlos Toro-Rueda, Guillermo Ruiz-Carrascoso, Fernando Lázaro Perona, Iker Falces-Romero, Almudena Gutierrez-Arroyo, Patricia Girón de Velasco-Sada, Mario Ruiz-Bastián, Marina Alguacil-Guillén, Patricia González-Donapetry, Gladys Virginia Guedez-López, Paloma García-Clemente, María Gracia Lir...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Is it possible to achieve 100 percent hand hygiene compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Publication date: Available online 15 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S.-C. Wong, C.H.-Y. AuYeung, G.K.-M. Lam, E.Y.-L. Leung, V.W.-M. Chan, K.-Y. Yuen, V.C.-C. Cheng (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Surveillance of Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units in England, May 2016-April 2017: Epidemiology and Ecology
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Sarah M. Gerver, Miroslava Mihalkova, Julian F. Bion, A. Peter R. Wilson, Dimple Chudasama, Alan P. Johnson, Russell Hope, Infection in Critical Care Quality Improvement Oversight Group (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of inappropriate use of intravenous and urinary catheters in surgical and medical patients
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): B.J. Laan, M.C. Vos, J.M. Maaskant, M.I. van Berge Henegouwen, S.E. Geerlings (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Disinfection and cleaning of heater–cooler units: suspension- and biofilm-killing
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): J.O. Falkinham (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The covid-19 hotel for healthcare workers: an italian best practice
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Vimercati L, Tafuri S, Chironna M, Loconsole D, Fucilli FIM, Migliore G, Gesualdo L (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding COVID-19 among healthcare workers in Henan, China
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): M. Zhang, M. Zhou, F. Tang, Y. Wang, H. Nie, L. Zhang, G. You (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Outbreak of Arcanobacterium haemolyticum in chronic wounds in the Netherlands
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M.J. Bruins, S.V. de Vries-van Rossum, R. Huiskes-Roerink, J.A. Wallinga, M. Waindrich, K. Creemers, J. Oskam, G.J.H.M. Ruijs, S.B. Debast, G.H.J. Wagenvoort (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

RE: Usefulness of the Bristol Stool Form Chart scoring system for the laboratory processing of faecal samples in suspected Clostridioides difficile cases.
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jim Gauthier (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Putting a balance on the aerosolization debate around SARS-CoV-2
Publication date: Available online 13 May 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Stephanie J. Dancer, Julian W. Tang, Linsey C. Marr, Shelly Miller, Lidia Morawska, Jose L. Jimenez (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19: how prepared are front-line healthcare workers in England?
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): K. Prescott, E. Baxter, C. Lynch, S. Jassal, A. Bashir, J. Gray (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19: before stopping specific infection prevention and control measures, be sure to exclude the diagnosis
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. Farfour, M-C. Ballester, M. Lecuru, A. Verrat, E. Imhaus, F. Mellot, F. Karnycheff, M. Vasse, C. Cerf, P. Lesprit (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Antimicrobial coating innovations to prevent infectious disease: a consensus view from the AMiCl COST Action
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): C.P. Dunne, P.D. Askew, T. Papadopoulos, I.C. Gouveia, M. Ahonen, M. Modic, N.F. Azevedo, S. Schulte, P. Cosemans, A. Kahru, K. Murzyn, C.W. Keevil, M. Riool, M.M. Keinänen-Toivola, AMiCI Consortium (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Minimizing intra-hospital transmission of COVID-19: the role of social distancing
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 105, Issue 2Author(s): L.E. Wee, E.P. Conceicao, X.Y.J. Sim, M.K. Aung, K.Y. Tan, H.M. Wong, L. Wijaya, B.H. Tan, M.L. Ling, I. Venkatachalam (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - May 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research