Reasons for healthcare workers becoming infected with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): J. Wang, M. Zhou, F. Liu (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Integrated infection control strategy to minimize nosocomial infection of coronavirus disease 2019 among ENT healthcare workers
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): D. Lu, H. Wang, R. Yu, H. Yang, Y. Zhao (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

When Is An Outbreak An Outbreak? Using Literature And Discharge Data To Define C. difficile Incidence Changes Referred To As Outbreaks
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Catherine C. Cohen, Gulrez Azhar, Luke Muggy (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Strategies for qualified triage stations and fever clinics during the outbreak of COVID-2019 in the county hospitals of Western Chongqing
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): X. Wu, H. Zhou, X. Wu, W. Huang, B. Jia (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Rapid response to COVID-19 outbreak in Northern Italy: how to convert a classic infectious disease ward into a COVID-19 response centre
Publication date: Available online 20 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. Asperges, S. Novati, A. Muzzi, S. Biscarini, M. Sciarra, M. Lupi, M. Sambo, I. Gallazzi, M. Peverini, P. Lago, F. Mojoli, S. Perlini, R. Bruno, R. Bruno, M.U. Mondelli, E. Brunetti, A. Di Matteo, E. Seminari, L. Maiocchi, V. Zuccaro (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Postoperative Pneumonia after Craniotomy: Incidence, Risk Factor, Prediction with Nomogram
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Daming Zhang, Haoran Zhuo, Guang Yang, Huang Huang, Chunmei Li, Xiaoxiong Wang, Shiguang Zhao, Jennifer Moliterno, Yawei Zhang (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hand hygiene and the novel coronavirus pandemic: The role of healthcare workers
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): N. Lotfinejad, A. Peters, D. Pittet (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Lack of SARS-CoV-2 RNA environmental contamination in a tertiary referral hospital for infectious diseases in Northern Italy.
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Marta Colaneri, Elena Seminari, Antonio Piralla, Valentina Zuccaro, Alessandro Di Filippo, Fausto Baldanti, Raffaele Bruno, Mario U. Mondelli, Raffaele Bruno, Mario U. Mondelli, Enrico Brunetti, Angela Di Matteo, Elena Seminari, Laura Maiocchi, Valentina Zuccaro, Layla Pagnucco, Bianca Mariani, Serena Ludovisi, Raffaella Lissandrin, Aldo Parisi (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Revising Nightingale’s legacy
Publication date: Available online 19 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Stephanie J. Dancer (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hospitalization costs for patients colonized with carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales during an Australian outbreak
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Astrid J. Rodriguez-Acevedo, Xing J. Lee, Thomas M. Elliot, Louisa G. Gordon (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Experience of different upper respiratory tract sampling strategies for detection of COVID-19
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Guangming Ye, Yirong Li, Mengxin Lu, Song Chen, Yongwen Luo, Shichan Wang, Yejingpeng Wang, Xinghuan Wang (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Realigning the conventional routes of transmission: an improved model for occupational exposure assessment and infection prevention
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Christopher K. Brown, Amber Hogan Mitchell (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Makeshift hospitals for COVID-19 patients: where health-care workers and patients need sufficient ventilation for more protection
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Chen Chen, Bin Zhao (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Contribution of usage to endoscope working channel damage and bacterial contamination
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Lissandra Chaves de Sousa Santos, Farhana Parvin, Aniko Huizer-Pajkos, Jessica Wang, David W. Inglis, Denise de Andrade, Honghua Hu, Karen Vickery (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Washing our hands of the problem
Publication date: Available online 10 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Chris Lynch, Nikunj Mahida, Beryl Oppenheim, Jim Gray (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The oral cavity revealed as a significant reservoir of Staphylococcus aureus in an acute hospital by extensive patient, healthcare worker and environmental sampling
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): A. Kearney, P. Kinnevey, A. Shore, M. Earls, T. Thomas Poovelikunnel, G. Brennan, H. Humphreys, D.C. Coleman (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Diversity of nontuberculous mycobacteria in Heater-Cooler Devices – results from prospective surveillance
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M.B. Kaelin, S.P. Kuster, B. Hasse, B. Schulthess, F. Imkamp, M. Halbe, P. Sander, H. Sax, P.W. Schreiber (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Duration of quarantine in hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection: a question needing an answer
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Andrea Lombardi, Giorgio Bozzi, Davide Mangioni, Antonio Muscatello, Anna Maria Peri, Lucia Taramasso, Riccardo Ungaro, Alessandra Bandera, Andrea Gori (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Results of a national system-wide quality improvement initiative for the implementation of evidence-based infection prevention practices in Brazilian hospitals
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Magda Machado de Miranda Costa, Heiko Thereza Santana, Pedro Saturno-Hernández, Zenewton André da Silva Gama (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Support of nursing homes in infection management varies by US State Departments of Health
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): R. Dorritie, D.D. Quigley, M. Agarwal, A. Tark, A. Dick, P.W. Stone (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Exploring the reasons for healthcare workers infected with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in China
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jiancong Wang, Mouqing Zhou, Fangfei Liu (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 6, 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: Available online 6 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jaffar A. Al-Tawfiq, Ziad A. Memish (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The effect of copper-oxide-treated soft and hard surfaces on the incidence of healthcare-associated infections: a two-phase study
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): P.E. Marik, S. Shankaran, L. King (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Understanding the emerging coronavirus: what it means for health security and infection prevention
Publication date: Available online 5 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Alexandra Peters, Pauline Vetter, Chloé Guitart, Nasim Lotfinejad, Didier Pittet (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Association between 2019-nCoV transmission and N95 respirator use
Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Xinghuan Wang, Zhenyu Pan, Zhenshun Cheng (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Practical experiences and suggestions on the eagle-eyed observer, a novel promising role for controlling nosocomial infection of the COVID-19 outbreak
Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jianhui Peng, Nina Ren, Mingke Wang, Gangqing Zhang (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effective strategies to prevent coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in hospital
Publication date: Available online 3 March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Ing-Kit Lee, Chih-Chi Wang, Meng-Chih Lin, Chia-Te Kung, Kuo-Chung Lan, Chien-Te Lee (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

HCV and HIV epidemics among the staff of small clinics in Pakistan: a possible future scenario
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3Author(s): A.A. Khan, B.A. Khan, H. Ahmed (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Journal of Hospital Infection to move to Article-Based Publishing
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

From ‘one size fits all’ to personalized infection prevention
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3Author(s): P. Gastmeier (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Microbiological evaluation of environmental cleanliness in haematopoietic cell transplant patient rooms: implementing JACIE standards
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3Author(s): A. Zeneli, M. Petrini, F. Foca, M. Bernabini, S. Ronconi, S. Montalti, E. Pancisi, V. Soldati, M. Golinucci, G.L. Frassineti, M. Altini (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evaluation of polymerase chain reaction assays for direct screening of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from rectal swabs: a diagnostic meta-analysis
Publication date: March 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 3Author(s): R. Saliba, L-S. Aho-Glélé, D. Karam-Sarkis, J-R. Zahar (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Informing patient contacts about iatrogenic Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease
Publication date: Available online 28 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): A.R. Brodbelt, J. Vinten, S. Larkin (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Survival of a Norovirus surrogate on surfaces in synthetic gastric fluid
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Catherine Makison Booth, Gillian Frost (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

COVID-19 in medical personnel: observation from Thailand
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Surveillance of salmonella species in the environment of public hospitals in kwazulu-natal, south africa
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Bren Kennedy, Christiana O. Shobo, Oliver T. Zishiri, Linda A. Bester (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Integrated infection control strategy to minimize nosocomial infection of corona virus disease 2019 among ENT healthcare workers
Publication date: Available online 27 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Dan Lu, Haiyang Wang, Rong Yu, HuiYang, Yu Zhao (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The effect of sodium thiosulfate on the recovery of Mycobacterium chimaera from heater–cooler unit water samples
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. Mak, L.-H. Sng, B.L.W. Meng, J.W.L. Peh, R.E. Colman, M. Seifert (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Preparedness and proactive infection control measures against the emerging novel coronavirus in China
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): V.C.C. Cheng, S-C. Wong, K.K.W. To, P.L. Ho, K-Y. Yuen (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Antimicrobial efficacy of a very stable hypochlorous acid formula compared with other antiseptics used in treating wounds: in-vitro study on micro-organisms with or without biofilm
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): R. Herruzo, I. Herruzo (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Norovirus detection in environmental samples in norovirus outbreaks in closed and semi-closed settings
ConclusionThe probability of virus detection is independent of the time between notification of the outbreak or symptom onset and sample collection. Our results suggest possible defects in cleaning protocols and disinfection in closed and semi-closed settings. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The non-contact handheld cutaneous infra-red thermometer for fever screening during the COVID-19 global emergency
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Dr Junjie Aw (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of colonisation pressure on acquisition of extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in two intensive care units: a 19-year retrospective surveillance
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Sarah Jolivet, Isabelle Lolom, Sébastien Bailly, Lila Bouadma, Brice Lortat-Jacob, Philippe Montravers, Laurence Armand-Lefevre, Jean-François Timsit, Jean-Christophe LucetSummaryBackgroundColonisation pressure is a risk factor for intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).AimTo measure the long-term respective impact of colonisation pressure on ICU-acquired extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) and meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRS...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): G. Kampf, D. Todt, S. Pfaender, E. SteinmannSummaryCurrently, the emergence of a novel human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has become a global health concern causing severe respiratory tract infections in humans. Human-to-human transmissions have been described with incubation times between 2-10 days, facilitating its spread via droplets, contaminated hands or surfaces. We therefore reviewed the literature on all available information about the persistence of human and veterinary coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces as well as inact...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evaluation of the NG-Test CTX-M MULTI immunochromatographic assay for the rapid detection of CTX-M extended-spectrum-β-lactamases producers from positive blood cultures
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Gabriele Bianco, Matteo Boattini, Marco Iannaccone, Rossana Cavallo, Cristina Costa (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Removal of sinks and bathing changes to control multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in a neonatal intensive care unit: a retrospective investigation
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Tracy, L. Ryan, H. Samarasekara, M. Leroi, A. Polkinghorne, J. Branley (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Novel coronavirus pneumonia emergency in Zhuhai: impact and challenges
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Hao Jin, Ligong Lu, Junwei Liu, Min Cui (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Direct medical burden of antimicrobial-resistant healthcare-associated infections: empirical evidence from China
This study analysed the direct medical burden attributable to AMR-HAIs in Chinese public tertiary hospitals, and aimed to inform both the medical regulators and hospital managers for better control of HAIs and containment of AMR.MethodsThe propensity score matching method (γ= 0.25σ, nearest neighbor 1:1 matching) was applied to conduct a retrospective cohort study in five public tertiary hospitals in the Hubei province of China during 2013–2015. Descriptive analysis, Pearson's chi-squared test, Mann–Whitney U-test, Wilcoxon signed-rank test and paired/independent Z/T test were conducted. The statist...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hand Rubbing with Sprayed Alcohol-Based Hand Rub: An Alternative Method for Effective Hand Hygiene
ConclusionHandrubbing with sprayed ABHR was non-inferior to rubbing with ABHR poured onto a hand palm to reduce bacterial counts on hands under experimental conditions. Rubbing with sprayed ABHR may be an acceptable alternative hand hygiene method pending assessment in other settings and for other pathogens. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research