Factors affecting bacterial load on nurses’ white coats
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Varshney, S. Sharma, D. Gupta (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Lessons learned from a Pneumocystis Pneumonia outbreak at a Scottish renal transplant centre
ConclusionThis study highlights the ongoing risk of opportunistic infection several years after transplantation and adds weight to potential person to person Pneumocystis jirovecii transmission. Risk factors have been identified which may highlight those most at risk, allowing targeted rather than blanket long-term PCP prophylaxis. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prevention of deep sternal wound infection in cardiac surgery – Reply to Vos et al
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): G. Satta, M. Rochon, S. Shukla, D. Leaper (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Concerns regarding the validity of the conclusion in a recently published paper on Roche Liat implementation
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jan Gorm Lisby, Uffe Vest Schneider (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Potential distribution of viable Norovirus post simulated vomiting
ConclusionThis study suggests that Norovirus can survive being ejected even within small far-reaching droplets at concentrations capable of eliciting infection. Such droplets could easily go un-noticed and be overlooked during cleaning, adding to the challenge of controlling Norovirus outbreaks. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Instrument Cleanliness and Protein Misfolding Disorders
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): R.L. Salmon (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 101, Issue 3Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Infection control bundles in intensive care: an international cross-sectional survey in low- and middle-income countries
ConclusionLMICs need to develop their own bundles with low-cost and high-level-of-evidence variables adapted to the limited resources, with further validation in reducing infection rates. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Whole-genome sequencing in the investigation of recurrent invasive group A streptococcus outbreaks in a maternity unit
ConclusionsOccupational health procedures were enhanced, staff were screened, and antibiotic therapy was provided to GAS-positive staff and patients. The definitive source of infection could not be identified, although staff–patient transmission was the most likely route. The pattern of clonal GAS transmission over the four-year study period suggests that long-term persistence of GAS may have occurred. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effectiveness and Core Components of Infection Prevention and Control Programmes in Long-term Care Facilities: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsThere is some evidence for the effectiveness of IPC interventions using education, monitoring, feedback, and the WHO multimodal strategy with four or more elements to control healthcare-associated infections in LTCFs. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prolonged norovirus shedding and the use of a rapid norovirus PCR to assess terminal room cleaning in immunocompromised patients
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Caroline Smith, Anna Casey, Sarah L. Round, Ram Malladi, Elisabeth Holden, Mark I. Garvey (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Use in Long-Term Care Facilities (HALT3): an overview of the Italian Situation
ConclusionThe number of infection control and antimicrobial stewardship measures implemented were considerably higher compared to previous studies. This could lead to a reduction of the prevalence of HAIs, antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance. Further studies are needed to monitor these aspect. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 19, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Acetic acid as a decontamination method for ICU sink drains colonized by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae and its effect on CPE infections
ConclusionDecontamination of sink drains with acetic acid is a valuable alternative to other methods, such as heated sinks and water-free care, especially when other options are not feasible in the short term. Acetic acid is cheap, widely available, effective and manageable from a safety and technical point of view. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Four steps to clean hospitals: LOOK, PLAN, CLEAN and DRY
ConclusionGiven the lack of articles providing practical cleaning guidance, this review proposes a four-step protocol based on evidence if available, or justified where not. Each step is presented, discussed and risk-assessed. It is likely that a systematic cleaning process would reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infection for everyone, including outbreaks, in addition to heightened confidence in overall quality of care. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Detection of hepatitis C virus in an exhumed body identified the origin of a nosocomial transmission that caused multiple fatal diseases
ConclusionsThis study highlights the value of sequence analysis as a tool for solving medico-legal conflicts. The High Court of Justice found that a health worker's re-use of a contaminated needle resulted in the nosocomial transmission of HCV. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Healthcare worker screening in Streptococcus pyogenes outbreaks using throat and perineal swabs
Publication date: Available online 12 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): K. Prescott, N. Mahida, T. Boswell (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Bacterial contamination rate and associated factors during bone and tendon allograft procurement from Spanish donors
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): José Manuel Viñuela-Prieto, Ana María Soria García, Manuel González Romero, Francisco Javier CandelSummaryBACKGROUNDAllograft contamination during extraction represents a major limiting factor for tissue bank availability. Contamination rates remain persistently high independently of the hospital, country or year considered.AIMThe present study analyses the factors associated with contamination of bone and tendon samples extracted from Spanish donors.METHODSData regarding a total of 1162 bon...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evaluation of an “all-in-one” seven-day WGS solution in the investigation of a Staphylococcus aureus outbreak in a neonatal Intensive Care Unit
ConclusionThe use of the Episeq solution allowed us to quickly demonstrate the polyclonal profile of the MSSA population in neonates and thus rule out the suspicion of a global outbreak. However, wgSNP analysis showed the transmission and persistence of one ST over 6 months in the NICU and enabled the infection control team to adapt its response. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae digestive carriage at hospital readmission and the role of antibiotic exposure
ConclusionNegative screens at hospital readmission did not necessarily predict resolution of CPE carriage. Antibiotic exposure appears to influence the risk of remaining CPE positive. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Psychometric Evaluation of a Measure of Factors Influencing Hand Hygiene Behaviour to Inform Intervention
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Sinéad Lydon, Cathriona Greally, Omar Tujjar, Kiran Reddy, Kathryn Lambe, Caoimhe Madden, Chloe Walsh, Susan Fox, Paul O’ConnorAbstracttBackgroundAlthough the hand hygiene (HH) procedure is simple, the related behaviour is complex and is not readily understood, explained, or changed. There is a need for practical tools to provide data that can guide healthcare managers and practitioners not only on the ‘what’ (the standards that must be met), but also the ‘how’ (guidance on how to achieve ...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Results of a multifaceted educational intervention to prevent peripheral venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Mercedes Garcia-Gasalla, María Arrizabalaga-Asenjo, Carmen Collado-Giner, Lola Ventayol-Aguiló, Antonia Socias-Mir, Adrián Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Maria Cruz Perez-Seco, Antoni Payeras-CifreAbstractPeripheral venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections (PVC-BSIs) lead to prolonged hospitalization, morbidity, and increased costs. We assessed the impact of infection prevention measures on the rate of PVC-BSIs in a university hospital in Spain. An active surveillance programme was initiated in 2015, which...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Acinetobacter – the trojan horse of infection control?
ConclusionIn an outbreak where contact precautions and environmental cleaning are optimal, it is important to give careful consideration to other mechanisms of spread. If there is a failure to do this, it is likely that the true causes of transmission will not be addressed and the problem will recur. It is recommended that burn theatres within burn facilities should be designed to operate at negative pressure; this is the opposite of normal operating theatre ventilation. Where showers are used, both the shower head and the hose should be changed after a patient with a resistant organism. The role of non-contact disinfectio...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Water-borne infections and warming the sterile water for washing high-risk infants on neonatal intensive care units
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): B. Cherian, E. Price (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Nosocomial outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae among cardiothoracic surgical patients: causes and consequences
ConclusionThe outbreak was indirectly shown to be associated with the contamination of a manually disinfected TOE probe used per-operatively during cardiothoracic surgery procedures, because withdrawal of the putative device led to rapid termination of the outbreak. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 11, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Down the drain and back up a drain
Publication date: Available online 8 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Weinbren (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effects of a disinfection device on colonization of sink drains and patients during a prolonged outbreak of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an intensive care unit
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. de Jonge, M.G.J. de Boer, E.H.R. van Essen, H.C.M. Dogterom-Ballering, K.E. VeldkampSummaryBackgroundSink drains in intensive care units (ICUs) are frequently colonized with bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa.AimTo study the influence of installing disinfecting devices on sink drains on colonization of sinks and patients in an ICU during a prolonged outbreak of multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa.MethodsFrom 2010, there was a clonal outbreak of multidrug-resistant P. aeruginosa (MDR-PA). In April 2013, in ICU su...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A quasi-randomized controlled before-after study using performance feedback and goal setting as elements of hand hygiene promotion
ConclusionIn the feedback condition, a marginally significant increase of HHEs was found from T1 to T2 (MT1 = 7.3, MT2 = 10.3, MT3 = 8.2). In the goal-setting condition, HHEs increased only descriptively from T1 to T2 (MT1 = 6.8, MT2 = 8.7, MT3 = 7.8). In the combined condition, HHEs increased significantly from T1 to T2, and were still significantly elevated at T3 (MT1 = 7.9, MT2 = 17.0, MT3= 12.9). Over all wards and study phases, count dispenser usage frequency was highly correlated with HH compliance (ρ = 0.766, p
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Response to the article ‘Instrument cleanliness and protein misfolding disorders’
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Michael Simmons (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A tsunami of drug resistance in Iran’s hospitals, is it true?
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Vahid Lohrasbi, Neda Shirmohammadlou (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Ozonized water as an alternative to alcohol-based hand disinfection
ConclusionOzonized tap water is an effective decontaminant of E. coli, and could be an alternative to traditional alcohol fluid hand disinfectants both in healthcare institutions and public places. Ozonized water may be particularly valuable for individuals with skin problems. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The contribution of whole-genome sequencing to our understanding of the epidemiology and control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Hilary Humphreys, David C. ColemanAbstractIn recent years, approaches to tracking the spread of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as part of outbreak management have used conventional DNA-based methods including pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and spa typing. However, when a predominant clone is present, these methods may be insufficiently discriminatory. We conducted a literature search to highlight how whole genome sequencing (WGS) has revolutionised the investigation of outbreaks of MRSA, including i...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 3, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Monitoring healthcare-associated infections and antimicrobial use at regional level through repeated point prevalence surveys: what can be learnt?
Publication date: Available online 29 December 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): L. Arnoldo, C. Smaniotto, D. Celotto, L. Brunelli, R. Cocconi, D. Tignonsini, A. Faruzzo, S. Brusaferro, R. Collazzo, M. Mansutti, F. Martellotta, M. Giacomini, G. Del Ben, C. Vigo, M. Marino, F. Farneti, G. Franca, L. Calligaris, C. Giuliani, R. PerossaSummaryBackgroundHealthcare-associated infections (HAIs) surveillance is an essential part of any infection prevention and control programme. Repeated point prevalence surveys (PPSs) according to European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) protocol have been impl...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Can guidelines for the control of multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative organisms be put into practice? A national survey of guideline compliance and comparison of available guidelines
Publication date: Available online 5 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): B.L. Lynch, K. SchafferSummaryMulti-drug-resistant Gram-negative organisms (MDRGNO) are an emerging global threat, reflected in the increasing incidence of infections in Ireland and elsewhere. The response to this threat has been the development of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidelines. A survey of IPC teams in Ireland was undertaken to assess compliance with national guidelines. To place these survey results in context, IPC guidelines from the Irish Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) are compared with gui...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Prospective surveillance of bacterial colonization and primary sepsis - findings of a tertiary neonatal intensive and intermediate care unit
ConclusionsSurveillance of colonization provided a comprehensive overview on species and antibiotic resistance patterns. It allowed early detection of a colonization cluster. Knowledge of colonization and surveillance of sepsis is useful for guiding infection control measures and antibiotic treatment. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Clinical Risk Stratification and Antibiotic Management of NDM and OXA-48 carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae bloodstream infections the United Kingdom
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Damien K. Ming, Jonathan A. Otter, Rohma Ghani, Eimear T. Brannigan, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Siddharth Mookerjee, Mark Gilchrist, Alison H. Holmes, Frances Davies (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Environmental contamination by bacteria in hospital washrooms according to hand-drying method: a multi-centre study” [J Hospital Infection 100 (2018) 469–475]
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. Best, P. Parnell, J. Couturier, F. Barbut, A. Le Bozec, L. Arnoldo, A. Madia, S. Brusaferro, M.H. Wilcox (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

60% and 70% isopropanol are effective against “isopropanol-tolerant” E. faecium
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jürgen Gebel, Stefanie Gemein, Günter Kampf, Sacha J. Pidot, Niccolò Buetti, Martin ExnerSummaryWe have determined the bactericidal activity of isopropanol against E. faecium ATCC 6057, ST 796 (isopropanol-tolerant strain) and E. hirae ATCC 10541 (EN 13727). 60% and 70% isopropanol were effective (≥5.38 log10-reduction) in 15s against all strains but 23% isopropanol was not (
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination on mobile phones of medical students
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Z.N.L. Goh, P.Y. Chung (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

HIV postexposure prophylaxis knowledge among healthcare workers in a Colombian hospital
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Y. Ortiz-Martínez, K. Mendoza-Borja, M.L. Beltrán-Avilez, K. Vásquez-Rada, A. Buelvas-Pérez, M.F. Ortega-Gaibao, J. Lafaurie-Rojas (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Identifying hospital-acquired infections using retrospective record review from the Irish National Adverse Events Study (INAES) and European point prevalence survey case definitions
ConclusionRetrospective record review is an accurate source of information on HAI incidence, preventability and impact that complements PPS prevalence rates. HAI adverse events result in higher costs to the healthcare system than other adverse events. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Hospital Acquired Clostridium difficile Infection (HA-CDI): An institutional costing analysis
ConclusionsWhen calculating costs associated with HA-CDI, accounting for the time between admission, diagnosis and discharge can substantially reduce the estimated institutional costs associated with HA-CDI. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Development of consensus-based national antimicrobial stewardship competencies for UK undergraduate healthcare professional education” [J Hosp Infect 100 (2018) 245–256]
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): M. Courtenay, R. Lim, E. Castro-Sanchez, R. Deslandes, K. Hodson, G. Morris, S. Reeves, M. Weiss, D. Ashiru-Oredope, H. Bain, A. Black, J. Bosanquet, A. Cockburn, C. Duggan, M. Fitzpatrick, R. Gallagher, D. Grant, J. McEwen, N. Reid, J. Sneddon (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

The Burden of Clostridium difficile Infection During Inpatient Stays in the United States between 2012 and 2016
ConclusionThis study is consistent with previous publications, which demonstrated CDI's high economic burden in healthcare settings and for health insurance systems. When recorded as a comorbidity, CDI significantly increased hospital costs and LOS. These results highlight the need for innovative therapeutic approaches in the prevention and treatment of CDI. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 101, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Increased detection of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae on post-clean sampling of a burns unit's wet surfaces
We report the increased detection of blaIMP-4+ CPE in environmental samples from floor drains in burns unit shower rooms, when collected following cleaning as compared to pre-cleaning. We propose that disruption of biofilms during cleaning may account for the increased detection of multi-resistant organisms. The results highlight the role of the wet environment as an under-recognized potential source of CPE transmission. Environmental screening focusing on pre-cleaning samples alone will likely underestimate environmental contamination. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Pre-operative asymptomatic bacteriuria: a risk factor for prosthetic joint infection?
Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 101, Issue 2Author(s): R. Weale, F. El-Bakri, K. SaeedSummaryBackgroundInfection is a rare complication following implantation of prosthetic material into a joint. The impact of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) before elective operations and the subsequent risk of prosthetic joint infection (PJI) are not well understood.AimsTo assess the prevalence of ASB amongst patients undergoing total arthroplasty of the hip and knee; and to determine the rates of PJI diagnosed within two years of the arthroplasty and if ASB is an independent risk factor for dev...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

2018 Acknowledgement of reviewers
Publication date: February 2019Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 101, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Development of case vignettes for assessment of the inter-rater variability of national validation teams for the Point Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use in European Acute Care Hospitals
ConclusionThe agreement between the expert raters was very good for antimicrobial use and good for the presence of HAI. Case vignettes can be a tool to support standardisation of surveillance, improving the validity and comparability of the data. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 23, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Candidemia in an Irish intensive care unit (ICU) setting between 2004 and 2018 reflects increased incidence of Candida glabrata
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Phelim Ryan, Catherine Motherway, James Powell, Ahmed Elsaka, Ambreen Ali Sheikh, Azhar Jahangir, Nuala H. O’Connell, Colum P. DunneSummaryThe cumulative incidence of candidemia in an Irish Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting between January 2004 and August 2018 was 17/1000 ICU admissions. Candida albicans was responsible for 55% (n=41). C. glabrata (n=21: 28%) was the next most prevalent species; identified most frequently since 2012. C. glabrata was associated with a higher mortality rate (57%) than C. albicans (29%). Al...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Is it necessary to test the sterility of urine prior to outpatient cystoscopy?
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): P. Pescheloche, J. Gallon, B. Parier, C. Ze Ondo, T. Bessede, J. Irani (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research