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Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

Rabih O Darouiche, David M Green, Melvyn A Harrington, Bruce L Ehni, Panagiotis Kougias, Carlos F Bechara, Daniel P O'Connor
: OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of airborne colony-forming units (CFU) at incision sites during implantation of prostheses with the incidence of either incisional or prosthesis-related surgical site infections. DESIGN Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING Primary, public institution. PATIENTS Three hundred patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, instrumented spinal procedures, or vascular bypass graft implantation. METHODS Patients were randomly assigned in a 1:1 ratio to either the intervention group or the control group...
October 26, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Neal D Goldstein, Bailey C Ingraham, Stephen C Eppes, Marci Drees, David A Paul
Occupancy has been associated with risk for healthcare-associated infections, yet its definition varies widely. Occupancy can be modeled as a function of census, acuity of the patient care unit, staffing ratio, or some combination. This article discusses the appropriate parameterization of these measures and how to interpret their impact. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016:1-3.
October 24, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Michelle T Hecker, Edith Ho, Curtis J Donskey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 21, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Jennifer L Kuntz, Jennifer M Baker, Patricia Kipnis, Sherian Xu Li, Vincent Liu, Yang Xie, Stephen Marcella, Gabriel J Escobar
BACKGROUND Considerable efforts have been dedicated to developing strategies to prevent and treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (rCDI); however, evidence of the impact of rCDI on patient healthcare utilization and outcomes is limited. OBJECTIVE To compare healthcare utilization and 1-year mortality among adults who had rCDI, nonrecurrent CDI, or no CDI. METHODS We performed a nested case-control study among adult Kaiser Foundation Health Plan members from September 1, 2001, through December 31, 2013...
October 20, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Eric T Lofgren, Andrea M Egizi, Nina H Fefferman
The modern healthcare system involves complex interactions among microbes, patients, providers, and the built environment. It represents a unique and challenging setting for control of the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. We examine an extension of the perspectives and methods from ecology (and especially urban ecology) to address these unique issues, and we outline 3 examples: (1) viewing patients as individual microbial ecosystems; (2) the altered ecology of infectious diseases specifically within hospitals; and (3) ecosystem management perspectives for infection surveillance and control...
October 20, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Sara Tedeschi, Filippo Trapani, Maddalena Giannella, Francesco Cristini, Fabio Tumietto, Michele Bartoletti, Annalisa Liverani, Salvatore Pignanelli, Luisa Toni, Roberto Pederzini, Augusto Cavina, Pierluigi Viale
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) on antibiotic consumption, Clostridium difficile infections (CDI), and antimicrobial resistance patterns in a rehabilitation hospital. DESIGN Quasi-experimental study of the periods before (from January 2011 to June 2012) and after (from July 2012 to December 2014) ASP implementation. SETTING 150-bed rehabilitation hospital dedicated to patients with spinal-cord injuries. INTERVENTION Beginning in July 2012, an ASP was implemented based on systematic bedside infectious disease (ID) consultation and structural interventions (ie, revision of protocols for antibiotic prophylaxis and education focused on the appropriateness of antibiotic prescriptions)...
October 17, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Stefan Erb, Reno Frei, Marc Dangel, Andreas F Widmer
BACKGROUND Infections and colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) identified >48 hours after hospital admission are considered healthcare-acquired according to the definition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some may originate from delayed diagnosis rather than true acquisition in the hospital, potentially diluting the impact of infection control programs. In addition, such infections are not necessarily reimbursed in a healthcare system based on the diagnosis-related groups (DRGs)...
October 17, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Alexandre R Marra, Michael B Edmond, Bradley A Ford, Loreen A Herwaldt, Abdullah R Algwizani, Daniel J Diekema
Using an algorithm including both enzyme immunoassay (EIA) and nucleic acid amplification (NAAT) for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) diagnosis, we found that the use of NAAT versus EIA almost doubled our hospital-onset CDI laboratory-identified (LabID) event standardized infection ratio (SIR). We recommend that the current risk adjustment approach be modified. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016:1-3.
October 17, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Kristen V Dicks, Deverick J Anderson, Arthur W Baker, Daniel J Sexton, Sarah S Lewis
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of multidrug-resistant gram-negative rod (MDR-GNR) infections on mortality and healthcare resource utilization in community hospitals. DESIGN Two matched case-control analyses. SETTING Six community hospitals participating in the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2012. PARTICIPANTS Adult patients admitted to study hospitals during the study period. METHODS Patients with MDR-GNR bloodstream and urinary tract infections were compared with 2 groups: (1) patients with infections due to nonMDR-GNR and (2) control patients representative of the nonpsychiatric, non-obstetric hospitalized population...
October 11, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Michelle Doll, Michael Anne Preas, J Kristie Johnson, Clifford Mitchell, Brenda Roup, Lucy Wilson, Christine Carothers, Grace Nkonge, Surbhi Leekha
In the modern era of carefully monitored renovations, construction-related Aspergillus outbreaks have decreased. We investigated an increase in clinical cultures growing Aspergillus species, determining that contamination of the mycology lab caused a pseudo-outbreak. A major construction site was appropriately sealed, but unrecognized staff traffic may have facilitated laboratory contamination. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-4.
October 11, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
David A Pegues, Jennifer Han, Cheryl Gilmar, Brooke McDonnell, Steven Gaynes
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of no-touch terminal room no-touch disinfection using ultraviolet wavelength C germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on C. difficile infection (CDI) rates on inpatient units with persistently high rates of CDI despite infection control measures. DESIGN Interrupted time-series analysis with a comparison arm. SETTING 3 adult hematology-oncology units in a large, tertiary-care hospital. METHODS We conducted a 12-month prospective valuation of UVGI. Rooms of patients with CDI or on contact precautions were targeted for UVGI upon discharge using an electronic patient flow system...
October 6, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Rachael A Lee, Gary R Cutter, Janet L Pate, Emily Boohaker, Bernard C Camins
We report on a quality improvement initiative for hand hygiene adherence using the patient-as-observer method in the ambulatory setting. There were 604,661 observations recorded with improvement of adherence from 88% to 95% or greater; alcohol-based hand sanitizer purchasing correlated with this increase. This sustainable method effectively ensures hand hygiene adherence. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-3.
October 4, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Barbara W Trautner, M Todd Greene, Sarah L Krein, Heidi L Wald, Sanjay Saint, Andrew J Rolle, Sara McNamara, Barbara S Edson, Lona Mody
OBJECTIVE To assess knowledge about infection prevention among nursing home personnel and identify gaps potentially addressable through a quality improvement collaborative. DESIGN Baseline knowledge assessment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection, asymptomatic bacteriuria, antimicrobial stewardship, and general infection prevention practices for healthcare-associated infections. SETTING Nursing homes across 14 states participating in the national "Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Long-Term Care: Healthcare-Associated Infections/Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection...
October 4, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Sara C Keller, Deborah Williams, Mitra Gavgani, David Hirsch, John Adamovich, Dawn Hohl, Amanda Krosche, Sara Cosgrove, Trish M Perl
BACKGROUND Patients are frequently discharged with central venous catheters (CVCs) for home infusion therapy. OBJECTIVE To study a prospective cohort of patients receiving home infusion therapy to identify environmental and other risk factors for complications. DESIGN Prospective cohort study between March and December 2015. SETTING Home infusion therapy after discharge from academic medical centers. PARTICIPANTS Of 368 eligible patients discharged from 2 academic hospitals to home with peripherally inserted central catheters and tunneled CVCs, 222 consented...
October 4, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Ji Yeon Lee, Gayeon Kim, Dong-Gyun Lim, Hyeon-Gun Jee, Yunyoung Jang, Joon-Sung Joh, Ina Jeong, Yeonjae Kim, Eunhee Kim, Bum Sik Chin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Charles Frenette, David Sperlea, Yveta Leharova, Daniel J G Thirion
OBJECTIVE The goal of this long-term quasi-experimental retrospective study was to assess the impact of a 5-year serial infection control and antimicrobial stewardship intervention on surgical site infections (SSIs). METHODS This study was conducted in a tertiary-care public teaching institution over a 5-year period from January 2010 to December 2014. All patients undergoing hepatobiliary surgery and liver, kidney, pancreas, and simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation were included. Outcomes were compared between a preintervention group (2010-2011) and a postintervention group (2012-2014)...
October 3, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Lauren Epstein, Nimalie D Stone, Lisa LaPlace, Jane Harper, Ruth Lynfield, Linn Warnke, Tory Whitten, Meghan Maloney, Richard Melchreit, Richard Rodriguez, Gail Quinlan, Cathleen Concannon, Ghinwa Dumyati, Deborah L Thompson, Nicola Thompson
OBJECTIVE To facilitate surveillance and describe the burden of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in nursing homes (NHs), we compared the quality of resident-level data collected by NH personnel and external staff. DESIGN A 1-day point-prevalence survey SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Overall, 9 nursing homes among 4 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emerging Infection Program (EIP) sites were included in this study. METHODS NH personnel collected data on resident characteristics, clinical risk factors for HAIs, and the presence of 3 HAI screening criteria on the day of the survey...
October 3, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Jennie H Kwon, Cristina Lanzas, Kimberly A Reske, Tiffany Hink, Sondra M Seiler, Kerry M Bommarito, Carey-Ann D Burnham, Erik R Dubberke
OBJECTIVE To determine whether Clostridium difficile is present in the food of hospitalized patients and to estimate the risk of subsequent colonization associated with C. difficile in food. METHODS This was a prospective cohort study of inpatients at a university-affiliated tertiary care center, May 9, 2011-July 12, 2012. Enrolled patients submitted a portion of food from each meal. Patient stool specimens and/or rectal swabs were collected at enrollment, every 3 days thereafter, and at discharge, and were cultured for C...
October 3, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Leandro Reus Rodrigues Perez
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October 3, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Kyung Mok Sohn, Shinhye Cheon, Yeon-Sook Kim
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October 3, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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