The effect of Copper-Oxide treated soft and hard surfaces on the incidence of Healthcare Associated Infections: A two-phase study
ConclusionCopper oxide impregnated linens alone had no effect on the rate of HCAI. Our data suggests that copper-oxide treated hard surfaces reduced the rate of infections due to C. difficile; however, important confounders cannot be excluded. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Support of Nursing Homes in Infection Management Varies by U.S. State Departments of Health
ConclusionMany US states have room for improvement in the support they provide NHs regarding infection prevention and control. Specific areas of improvement include: (1) increased provision of training materials on HAI reduction, (2) focusing training materials on common HAIs, and (3) NH engagement in collaboratives aimed at HAI reduction. More research is needed linking DOH activities to resident outcomes. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Impact of Isolation Precautions on Quality of Life: A Meta-Analysis
ConclusionResults from meta-analysis and empirical analysis of psychological burden showed results implying isolated patients are worse off in general. The implied estimated per day cost of anxiety and depression in terms of Quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) is approximately $10. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Novel coronavirus, poor quarantine, and the risk of pandemic
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Khan, R. Siddique, A. Ali, M. Xue, G. Nabi (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of patients undergoing a cardiac implantable electronic device implantation following a recent non-device-related infection
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): H.-C. Chen, Y.-L. Chen, W.-C. Lee, T.-H. Tsai, K.-L. Pan, Y.-S. Lin, M.-C. ChenSummaryBackgroundClinical outcomes of patients undergoing a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation following a recent non-device related infection are unknown.AimTo evaluate the clinical outcomes of patients with recent infection before CIED implantation.MethodsConsecutive patients (N = 1237) were classified as patients with recent infection (N = 72) and without recent infection (N = 1165). A recent infection was established by r...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor of the Journal of Hospital Infection Criticisms of Teo et al’s study of ultra clean air systems in operating theatres
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): W. Whyte, B. Lytsy (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Do Probiotics prevent antibiotic associated diarrhoea? Results of a multicentre randomised placebo-controlled trial
ConclusionsWe did not find any significant evidence of a beneficial effect of the specific probiotic formulation in preventing AAD in this elderly population drawn from a number of different UK hospitals. However, in the UK and in many other healthcare systems there have, in recent years, been many changes in antibiotic stewardship policies, an overall decrease in incidence in C. difficile infection, as well as an increased awareness of infection prevention, and modifications in nursing practice. In the light of these factors, it is impossible to conclude definitively from the current trial that the study- specific probiot...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Spread of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli in nursing home residents in Ireland and the Netherlands may reflect infrastructural differences” [J Hosp Infect 103 (2019) 160–164]
Publication date: Available online 7 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E.M. Terveer, M. Fallon, M.E.M. Kraakman, A. Ormond, M. Fitzpatrick, M.A.A. Caljouw, A. Martin, S.M. van Dorp, M.C. Wong, E.J. Kuijper, F. Fitzpatrick (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 8, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Ventilator-associated pneumonia surveillance using two methods
ConclusionsThe algorithms yield similar rates, but the lack of event concordance reveals the absence of inter-algorithm agreement for diagnosing ventilator-associated pneumonia, potentially undermining surveillance as an indicator of care quality. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and its inactivation with biocidal agents
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Günter Kampf, Daniel Todt, Stephanie Pfaender, Eike SteinmannSummaryCurrently, the emergence of a novel human coronavirus, temporary named 2019-nCoV, 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 o...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Novel coronavirus is putting the whole world on alert
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): S. Khan, A. Ali, R. Siddique, G. Nabi (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Multiplex PCR implementation as point of care testing in a French Emergency Department
Publication date: Available online 4 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Donia Bouzid, Jean-Christophe Lucet, Xavier Duval, Nadhira Houhou-Fidouh, Enrique Casalino, Benoît Visseaux, Christophe Choquet, Maeva Renoux, Vittiaroat Ing, Elise Dupeyrat, Alexis-Celestin Agbessi, Stephanie Antoniol Postic, Vanessa Verry, Laure Falque Pierrotin, Luisa Colosi, Romain Hellman, Aiham Ghazali (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Evaluation of a novel ultraviolet-c irradiation locker for microbial sterilization of hospital laboratory coats
Publication date: Available online 3 February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Jim G. Castellanos, Jonathan Preminger, Michele L. Steinkamp, Randy S. Longman, Kane O. PryorAbstractThe abstract is very general and is lacking the useful information that a reader will scour for during an initial literature search. This should contain all salient points of the study design, methods, target organisms and results (including figures). (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Advantage of pH-neutral peracetic acid over peracetic acid in reduction of viable count of biofilms
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): B. Meyer, S. Eschborn, M. Schmidt, H. Gabriel, F.H.H. Brill (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Microbiological contamination of clipboards used for patient records in intensive care units
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): L.N. Silva, D.M. Costa, K. Vickery, D.S. Melo, L.S.N.O. Leão-Vasconcelos, H. Hu, E.L. Ribeiro, A.F.V. Tipple (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Surveillance of surgical site infection in a teaching hospital in Ghana: a prospective cohort study
ConclusionPost-discharge surveillance is feasible using existing healthcare personnel, and the results highlight the high risk and burden of SSIs in Ghana. A surveillance system with feedback for monitoring SSIs may contribute to reducing SSIs; however, firm conclusions regarding the impact need longer observation time. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - February 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Effect of faecal microbiota transplantation on recurrent urinary tract infection in a patient with long-term suprapubic urinary catheter.
Publication date: Available online 28 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Antonio Ramos-Martínez, Rocío Martínez Ruiz, Elena Múñez Rubio, Angela Valencia Alijo, Carlos Ferre Aracil, Maria Isabel Vera Mendoza (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 28, 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): Andrew R. Brodbelt, Jacqui Vinten, Susan LarkinAbstractThe unanticipated diagnosis of sporadic Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (sCJD) in a patient after previous neurosurgery can lead to difficult decisions on informing contacts. A patient developed sCJD three years after neurosurgery. There were 29 potential contacts and 26 were contacted. Twelve completed a questionnaire. The majority of patients wished to know about the contact, to be seen face-to-face, and their main concern was developing the disease, despite verbal and written...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Antimicrobial efficacy of a very stable hypochlorous acid formula compared to other antiseptics used in treating wounds. In vitro study on microorganisms with or without biofilm
ConclusionsClHO at medium-low concentrations (300 or 500 mg/L) is a good antiseptic that can be used on wounds and mucous membranes for 5-10 minutes. Lower concentrations of ClHO, as well as of the other antiseptics studied, were less effective or more altered by the biofilm. ClHO at a concentration of 1500 mg/L is very effective in presence or absence of biofilm that can be used on healthy skin for 5 minutes. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Reply to E. Houltz
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): W. Whyte (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Removal of sinks and bathing changes to control multi-drug 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): Mark Tracy, Lindy Ryan, Harsha Samarasekara, Marcel Leroi, Adam Polkinghorne, James Branley (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Precision Infection Prevention: The Next Frontier in Patient Safety
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): R. Pryor, E.J. Godbout, G. Bearman (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Can environmental contamination be explained by particular traits associated with patients?
Publication date: Available online 20 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): B. Pilmis, T. Billard-Pomares, M. Martin, C. Clarempuy, C. Lemezo, C. Saint-Marc, N. Bourlon, D. Seytre, E. Carbonnelle, J-R. ZaharSUMMARYBackgroundLittle is known about patient risk factors associated with environmental contamination.AimTo evaluate the rate of environmental contamination and to investigate individual risk factors.MethodsA prospective cohort study was conducted. Each day, five rooms occupied by patients were selected. Five critical surfaces were systematically swabbed twice a day before and after cleaning. Cl...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Re: Ultraclean air systems and the claim that laminar airflow systems fail to prevent deep infections after total joint arthroplasty
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): E. Houltz (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: February 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 2Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 24, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Where is the strength of evidence? A review of infection prevention and control guidelines
ConclusionThere is a vast number of infection prevention and control guidelines developed by national and international government or professional organisations, many without a strong evidence base. This presents multiple research opportunities that should prioritise common prevention activities that currently have a low evidence base. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A close shave? Performance of P2/N95 respirators in health care workers with facial hair: results of the BEARDS (Adequate Respiratory DefenceS) study
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Indy Sandaradura, Emma Goeman, Giulietta Pontivivo, Elizabeth Fine, Helen Gray, Stephen Kerr, Debbie Marriott, Jock Harkness, David AndresenUnstructured AbstractP2/N95 filtering face piece respirators (FFRs) protect Health Care Workers (HCW) from airborne infections. We assessed the impact of facial hair on quantitative respirator fit in 105 male HCW, of whom 38 were clean-shaven, and assessed male facial hair prevalence at our facility. Only 34 (32%) of male HCWs overall achieved an adequate FFR fit, including 47% of clean-sh...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Preparedness and proactive infection control measures against the emerging Wuhan coronavirus pneumonia in China
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Vincent C.C. Cheng, Shuk-Ching Wong, Kelvin K.W. To, P.L. Ho, Kwok-Yung Yuen (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Sources of viral respiratory infections in Canadian acute care hospital healthcare personnel
ConclusionCommunity and co-worker contacts are important sources of viral respiratory illness in healthcare personnel while exposure to patients with recognized respiratory infections is not associated. The comparatively low risk associated with direct patient contact may reflect transmission related to asymptomatic patients or unrecognized infections. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Imaging in the investigation and management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia: A role for advanced imaging techniques
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Anna L. Goodman, Gary J. Cook, Vicky GohSummaryStaphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) continues to affect ∼25 000 patients in the UK per year with a high crude mortality of 30% at 90 days. Prompt source control improves outcomes in sepsis and SAB and is included in sepsis guidelines. A recent clinical trial of adjunctive antibiotic treatment in SAB found that the majority of recurrences of SAB were associated with a failure of source management. In this condition, the ability to control the source of infection may be limi...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A patient sink tap facilitating carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriales transmission
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): C. Turner, D. Mosby, D. Partridge, C. Mason, H. Parsons (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Accuracy of the ELITe MGB® assays for the detection of carbapenemases, CTX-M, Staphylococcus aureus and mecA/C genes directly from respiratory samples
This study aimed to determine whether molecular assays could detect genes encoding carbapenemases, ESBL and MRSA, directly from respiratory samples, so as to expedite appropriate therapy and infection control for patients with BLRTI.MethodsThe CRE, ESBL and MRSA/SA ELITe MGB® assays were performed directly on 354 respiratory specimens sampled from 318 patients admitted with BLRTI. Molecular results were compared to routine culture-based diagnostics results.ResultsPositive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive values of the CRE ELITe MGB® kit were 75.9% [IC 95%: 60.3-86.7] and 100%, respectively. PPV and NPV of the ES...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Direct Medical Burden of Antimicrobial Resistant Healthcare-Associated Infections - Empirical Evidence from China
This study analyzed the direct medical burden attributable to antimicrobial-resistant healthcare-associated infections in Chinese public tertiary hospitals, and aimed to inform both the medical regulators and hospital managers for better control of HAI 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 Chi-Square test, Mann–Whitney U test, Wilcoxon signed-rank test and paired/independent...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Surveillance of Surgical Site Infection in a teaching hospital in Ghana: A prospective cohort study.
ConclusionPost-discharge surveillance is feasible using existing healthcare personnel, and the results highlight the high risk and burden of SSI in Ghana. A surveillance system with feedback for monitoring SSI may contribute to reducing SSI, however firm conclusions as regards the impact need longer observation time. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Risk factors for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) gene acquisition and clinical outcomes across multiple bacterial species
ConclusionsHealthcare exposures, antimicrobials and invasive procedures increased risk of KPCO colonization/infection suggesting potential targets for infection control interventions in multi-species outbreaks. Evidence for patient-to-patient transmission was limited. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Antimicrobial Stewardship in Care Homes: Outcomes of Importance to Stakeholders
ConclusionA number of potential outcomes for AMS in care homes, some of which had not been reported in previous studies, were identified. The refined list of 14 outcomes will be used in a future study to agree a COS for care home AMS trials. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory: Vancomycin-resistant enterococci and rectal thermometers
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Ditte Bang Oturai, Lisbeth Kyndi Bergen, Niels Frimodt-Møller (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Microbiological contamination of clipboards utilised for patient records in intensive care units
Publication date: Available online 9 January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Luerce Nascimento Silva, Dayane de Melo Costa, Karen Vickery, Dulcelene de Sousa Melo, Lara Stefânia Netto de Oliveira Leão Vasconcelos, Honghua Hu, Evandro Leão Ribeiro, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 1Author(s): (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Novel photodynamic coating reduces the bioburden on near-patient surfaces thereby reducing the risk for onward pathogen transmission: a field study in two hospitals
Publication date: January 2020Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 104, Issue 1Author(s): A. Eichner, T. Holzmann, D.B. Eckl, F. Zeman, M. Koller, M. Huber, S. Pemmerl, W. Schneider-Brachert, W. BäumlerSummaryBackgroundNear-patient surfaces are recognized as a source for hospital-acquired infections. Such surfaces act as reservoirs for microbial contamination by which pathogens can be transmitted from colonized or infected patients to susceptible patients. Routine disinfection of surfaces only results in a temporal elimination of pathogens, and recontamination inevitably occurs shortly between disinfections.A...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Exogenous acquisition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units: a prospective multi-centre study (DYNAPYO study)
ConclusionExogenous acquisition of P. aeruginosa could be prevented in half of patients. The overall findings of this survey support the need for studies on routes of transmission and risk assessment approach to better define how to control exogenous acquisition in ICUs. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - January 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Management of peripheral venous catheters and implementation of guidelines in Germany: a national survey
ConclusionGenerally, PVC management in Germany is well organized. However, potentials for improvement were identified especially considering surveillance and implementation of selected national guidelines. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infection: Experience with Lyophilized Oral Capsules
ConclusionsOur initial clinical experience suggests that FMT based on oral lyophilized preparations is a safe, well-tolerated, and highly effective treatment for recurrent CDI. Administration of oral lyophilized capsules seems feasible in hospital routine and will enable FMT to be more widely used. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Erik Houltz (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

A patient sink tap facilitating CPE transmission
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): C. Turner, D. Mosby, D. Partridge, C. Mason, H. Parsons (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Cross-sectional survey of viral testing on nasopharyngeal aspirates by laboratories in the UK in infants – is targeted testing the way forward?
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Varathagini Balakumar, Paul Christopher Turner, Siba Prosad Paul (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Reply to letter to the Editor
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Birgitta Lytsy (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium paragordonae in a hospital: possible role of the aerator/rectifier connected to the faucet of the water supply system
ConclusionThis study is one of the few reports which reveal the possibility of pseudo-outbreaks of M. paragordonae in hospitals, hence raising the question whether aerators/rectifiers should be used in hospitals at all, because their mesh structure may promote NTM proliferation in supplied water. The importance of surveillance of bacteria derived from the environment, particularly after hospital reconstruction/renovation, is re-emphasized. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Laminar flow does not affect risk of prosthetic joint infection after primary total knee replacement in Asian patients
ConclusionLaminar flow systems are costly to procure and maintain. With modern aseptic techniques, patient optimization, and use of prophylactic antibiotics, laminar flow does not appear to further reduce risk of PJI in Asian patients after TKR. (Source: Journal of Hospital Infection)
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Asymptomatic carriage of extensively drug-resistant bacteria (eXDR), a simple way to assess spontaneous clearance
Publication date: Available online 24 December 2019Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Eric Farfour, Anne-Gaëlle Si Larbi, Jeanne Couturier, Marion Lecuru, Jean-Winoc Decousser, Aurélie Renvoise, Frédéric Faibis, Christine Lawrence, Simone Nerome, Didier Lecointe, Frédéric Barbut, Françoise Karnycheff, Nicolas Barbahn, Beaujon, Yannick Costa, Agathe Fontaine, Margaux Lepainteur, Jean-Christophe SeguierAbstractThe duration of eXDR carriage depends on several factors that might be difficult to recover. We aim to assess the duration of eXDR carriage by using a simple ...
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research