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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330520/definitional-change-in-nhsn-cauti-was-associated-with-an-increase-in-clabsi-events-evaluation-of-a-large-health-system
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Mohamad G Fakih, Clariecia Groves, Angelo Bufalino, Lisa K Sturm, Ann L Hendrich
BACKGROUND The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) definition was revised as of January 2015 to exclude funguria and lower bacteriuria levels. We evaluated the effect of the CAUTI definition change on NHSN-defined central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) outcomes. METHODS We compared CAUTI and CLABSI NHSN-defined outcomes for calendar years 2014 and 2015 in the adult intensive care units (ICUs) of a single large health system. Changes in the event rates, the associated organisms, and the standardized infection ratio (SIR) were evaluated...
March 23, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318648/rates-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-in-tertiary-care-hospitals-in-3-arabian-gulf-countries-6-year-surveillance-study
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Hanan H Balkhy, Aiman El-Saed, Seif S Al-Abri, Jameela Alsalman, Huda Alansari, Zaina Al Maskari, Ayman El Gammal, Wafa Al Nasser, Amina AlJardani, Abdulhakeem Althaqafi
The objective of this study was to compare central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states with those of the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) using pooled data from 6 hospitals in 3 GCC countries. The overall CLABSI rate was 3.1 per 1,000 central line days. After adjusting for differences in intensive care unit types, the risk of CLABSI in GCC hospitals was 146% higher than NHSN hospitals but 33% lower than INICC hospitals...
March 16, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289522/device-associated-infection-rates-mortality-length-of-stay-and-bacterial-resistance-in-intensive-care-units-in-ecuador-international-nosocomial-infection-control-consortium-s-findings
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Estuardo Salgado Yepez, Maria M Bovera, Victor D Rosenthal, Hugo A González Flores, Leonardo Pazmiño, Francisco Valencia, Nelly Alquinga, Vanessa Ramirez, Edgar Jara, Miguel Lascano, Veronica Delgado, Cristian Cevallos, Gasdali Santacruz, Cristian Pelaéz, Celso Zaruma, Diego Barahona Pinto
AIM: To report the results of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) study conducted in Quito, Ecuador. METHODS: A device-associated healthcare-acquired infection (DA-HAI) prospective surveillance study conducted from October 2013 to January 2015 in 2 adult intensive care units (ICUs) from 2 hospitals using the United States Centers for Disease Control/National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) definitions and INICC methods. RESULTS: We followed 776 ICU patients for 4818 bed-days...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279231/impact-of-changes-to-the-national-healthcare-safety-network-nhsn-definition-on-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-cauti-rates-in-intensive-care-units-at-an-academic-medical-center
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Sonali D Advani, Rachael A Lee, Mariann Schmitz, Bernard C Camins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 10, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219470/comparing-external-ventricular-drains-related-ventriculitis-surveillance-definitions
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Maria M Reyes, Satish Munigala, Emily L Church, Tobias B Kulik, Salah G Keyrouz, Gregory J Zipfel, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the agreement between the current National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definition for ventriculitis and others found in the literature among patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) DESIGN Retrospective cohort study from January 2009 to December 2014 SETTING Neurology and neurosurgery intensive care unit of a large tertiary-care center PATIENTS Patients with an EVD were included. Patients with an infection prior to EVD placement or a permanent ventricular shunt were excluded...
February 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152882/what-is-the-real-rate-of-surgical-site-infection
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Claire Marten, Kimberly Potts, Lynn Cloutier, Katherine Cain, Shauna Fenton, Tara Tatum, Deepthi James, Cheryl Hubbs, Jennifer Burzawa, Shital Vachhani, Alpa Manchandia Nick, Larissa Meyer, Linda Graviss, Kathy Ware, Anne Park, Thomas A Aloia, Diane C Bodurka, Charles F Levenback, Kathleen M Schmeler
171 Background: Surgical site infections (SSI) are associated with patient morbidity and increased healthcare costs. Although several national organizations monitor SSI including the University Health System Consortium (UHC), National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), there is no standard reporting methodology. We compared SSI rates from these databases to our own chart review. METHODS: We queried the UHC, NSQIP, NHSN and AHRQ databases from 7/2012-6/2014 for SSI following gynecologic surgery at our institution...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137321/catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-utility-of-the-icd-10-metric-as-a-surrogate-for-the-national-healthcare-safety-network-nhsn-surveillance-metric
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Alexandre R Marra, Mufareh Alkatheri, Michael B Edmond
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096455/multicenter-prospective-study-on-device-associated-infection-rates-and-bacterial-resistance-in-intensive-care-units-of-venezuela-international-nosocomial-infection-control-consortium-inicc-findings
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Gabriel D Empaire, Maria E Guzman Siritt, Victor D Rosenthal, Fernando Pérez, Yvis Ruiz, Claudia Díaz, Gabriela Di Silvestre, Evelyn Salinas, Nelva Orozco
BACKGROUND: Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAI) pose a threat to patient safety in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A DA-HAI surveillance study was conducted by the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) in two adult medical/surgical ICUs at two hospitals in Caracas, Venezuela, in different periods from March 2008 to April 2015, using the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC/NHSN) definitions and criteria, and INICC methods...
January 2017: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881213/impact-and-limitations-of-the-2015-national-health-and-safety-network-case-definition-on-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-rates
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Ana Cecilia Bardossy, Rachna Jayaprakash, Anjali C Alangaden, Patricia Starr, Odaliz Abreu-Lanfranco, Katherine Reyes, Marcus J Zervos, George J Alangaden
Application of the new 2015 NHSN definition of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) in intensive care units reduced CAUTI rates by ~50%, primarily due to exclusion of candiduria. This significant reduction in CAUTI rates resulting from the changes in the definition must be considered when evaluating effectiveness of CAUTI prevention programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:239-241.
February 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879565/surgical-wound-infection-rates-and-risk-factors-in-spinal-fusion-in-a-university-teaching-hospital-in-madrid-spain
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Ana Isabel Hijas-Gómez, Rosa María Egea-Gámez, Javier Martínez-Martín, Rafael Conrado González-Díaz, José Isaac Losada-Viñas, Gil Rodríguez-Caravaca
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To study risk factors linked to spinal fusion surgical wound infection (SWI) incidence and compare the incidence to rates in Madrid Region, Spain and USA as a whole. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Surgical wound infection (SWI) is one of the complications posed by spinal surgery. Indeed, spinal surgery has a higher infection rate than do other orthopaedic surgeries such as total hip or knee arthroplasty...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858954/how-often-do-clinically-diagnosed-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-nursing-homes-meet-standardized-criteria
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Chelsie E Armbruster, Katherine Prenovost, Harry L T Mobley, Lona Mody
OBJECTIVES: To determine the relationship between clinically diagnosed catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) and standardized criteria and to assess microorganism-level differences in symptom burden in a cohort of catheterized nursing home (NH) residents. DESIGN: Post hoc analysis of a prospective longitudinal study. SETTING: Twelve NHs in southeast Michigan. PARTICIPANTS: NH residents with indwelling urinary catheters (n = 233; 90% white, 52% male, mean age 73...
February 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852357/a-multifaceted-approach-to-reduction-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-with-an-emphasis-on-stewardship-of-culturing
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Katherine M Mullin, Christopher S Kovacs, Cynthia Fatica, Colette Einloth, Elizabeth A Neuner, Jorge A Guzman, Eric Kaiser, Venu Menon, Leticia Castillo, Marc J Popovich, Edward M Manno, Steven M Gordon, Thomas G Fraser
BACKGROUND Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are among the most common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Reducing CAUTI rates has become a major focus of attention due to increasing public health concerns and reimbursement implications. OBJECTIVE To implement and describe a multifaceted intervention to decrease CAUTIs in our ICUs with an emphasis on indications for obtaining a urine culture. METHODS A project team composed of all critical care disciplines was assembled to address an institutional goal of decreasing CAUTIs...
February 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825395/invasiveness-index-as-a-predictor-of-surgical-site-infection-after-spinal-fusion-revision-fusion-or-laminectomy
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Brian L Hollenbeck, Kevin J McGuire, Andrew P White, David S Yassa, Sharon B Wright
OBJECTIVE To evaluate invasiveness index as a potential predictor of spine surgical site infection (SSI) after spinal fusion, revision fusion, or laminectomy. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Single, large, academic medical center. PATIENTS Adults undergoing spinal fusion, revision fusion, or laminectomy. METHODS Data were obtained from electronic hospital databases; cases of SSI were extracted from the infection control database using National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definitions. For each case, an invasiveness index, determined by surgical approach, procedure, and number of spine levels treated, was calculated using current procedural terminology (CPT) billing codes...
November 9, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774608/hemovigilance-in-massachusetts-and-the-adoption-of-statewide-hospital-blood-bank-reporting-using-the-national-healthcare-safety-network
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Melissa Cumming, Anthony Osinski, Lynne O'Hearn, Pamela Waksmonski, Michele Herman, Deborah Gordon, Elzbieta Griffiths, Kim Knox, Eileen McHale, Karen Quillen, Jorge Rios, Patricia Pisciotto, Lynne Uhl, Alfred DeMaria, Chester Andrzejewski
A collaboration that grew over time between local hemovigilance stakeholders and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) resulted in the change from a paper-based method of reporting adverse reactions and monthly transfusion activity for regulatory compliance purposes to statewide adoption of electronic reporting via the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). The NHSN is a web-based surveillance system that offers the capacity to capture transfusion-related adverse events, incidents, and monthly transfusion statistics from participating facilities...
October 23, 2016: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742143/international-nosocomial-infection-control-consortium-report-data-summary-of-50-countries-for-2010-2015-device-associated-module
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Víctor Daniel Rosenthal, Hail M Al-Abdely, Amani Ali El-Kholy, Safa A Aziz AlKhawaja, Hakan Leblebicioglu, Yatin Mehta, Vineya Rai, Nguyen Viet Hung, Souha Sami Kanj, Mona Foda Salama, Estuardo Salgado-Yepez, Naheed Elahi, Rayo Morfin Otero, Anucha Apisarnthanarak, Braulio Matias De Carvalho, Bat Erdene Ider, Dale Fisher, Maria Carmen S G Buenaflor, Michael M Petrov, Ana Marcela Quesada-Mora, Farid Zand, Vaidotas Gurskis, Tanja Anguseva, Aamer Ikram, Daisy Aguilar de Moros, Wieslawa Duszynska, Nepomuceno Mejia, Florin George Horhat, Vladislav Belskiy, Vesna Mioljevic, Gabriela Di Silvestre, Katarina Furova, Gloria Y Ramos-Ortiz, May Osman Gamar Elanbya, Hindra Irawan Satari, Umesh Gupta, Tarek Dendane, Lul Raka, Humberto Guanche-Garcell, Bijie Hu, Denis Padgett, Kushlani Jayatilleke, Najla Ben Jaballah, Eleni Apostolopoulou, Walter Enrique Prudencio Leon, Alejandra Sepulveda-Chavez, Hector Miguel Telechea, Andrew Trotter, Carlos Alvarez-Moreno, Luis Kushner-Davalos
BACKGROUND: We report the results of International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) surveillance study from January 2010-December 2015 in 703 intensive care units (ICUs) in Latin America, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, and Western Pacific. METHODS: During the 6-year study period, using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network (CDC-NHSN) definitions for device-associated health care-associated infection (DA-HAI), we collected prospective data from 861,284 patients hospitalized in INICC hospital ICUs for an aggregate of 3,506,562 days...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717603/burden-spectrum-and-impact-of-healthcare-associated-infection-at-a-south-african-children-s-hospital
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A Dramowski, A Whitelaw, M F Cotton
BACKGROUND: In most African countries the prevalence and effects of paediatric healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are unknown. AIM: To investigate the burden, spectrum, risk factors, and impact of paediatric HCAI by prospective clinical surveillance at a South African referral hospital. METHODS: Continuous prospective clinical and laboratory HCAI surveillance using Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definitions was conducted at Tygerberg Children's Hospital, South Africa, from May 1(st) to October 31(st) in 2014 and 2015...
December 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27692786/rates-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infection-in-tertiary-care-hospitals-in-3-arabian-gulf-countries-a-6-year-surveillance-study
#17
Wafa Al Nasser, Aiman El-Saed, Amina Al-Jardani, Abdulhakeem Althaqafi, Huda Alansari, Jameela Alsalman, Zaina Al Maskari, Ayman El Gammal, Seif S Al-Abri, Hanan H Balkhy
BACKGROUND: The true burden of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) remains largely unknown because of a lack of national and regional surveillance reports in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The purpose of this study was to estimate location-specific CAUTI rates in the GCC region and to compare them with published reports from the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC). METHODS: CAUTI rates and urinary catheter utilization between 2008 and 2013 were calculated using NHSN methodology pooled from 6 hospitals in 3 GCC countries: Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Bahrain...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669549/reducing-blood-stream-infection-in-patients-on-hemodialysis-incorporating-patient-engagement-into-a-quality-improvement-activity
#18
Lynda K Ball, Cheryl A George, Linda Duval, Niloufar Nellie F Hedrick
Introduction Infection in our immunocompromised patients is the second leading cause of death, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an effort to improve quality of care, engage patients in their own care, and reduce morbidity and mortality secondary to infection, the Network designed a joint quality improvement/patient engagement activity to decrease bloodstream infection (BSI) rates. Methods Dialysis facilities were ranked utilizing 2014 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data...
October 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27666285/inappropriate-clostridium-difficile-testing-and-consequent-overtreatment-and-inaccurate-publicly-reported-metrics
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Sean G Kelly, Michael Yarrington, Teresa R Zembower, Sarah H Sutton, Christina Silkaitis, Michael Postelnick, Anessa Mikolajczak, Maureen K Bolon
BACKGROUND The nationally reported metric for Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) relies solely on laboratory testing, which can result in overreporting due to asymptomatic C. difficile colonization. OBJECTIVE To review the clinical scenarios of cases of healthcare facility-onset CDI (HO-CDI) and to determine the appropriateness of C. difficile testing on the basis of presence of symptomatic diarrhea in order to identify areas for improvement. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a large, tertiary academic hospital in Chicago, Illinois...
December 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661850/effect-of-hand-antisepsis-agent-selection-and-population-characteristics-on-surgical-site-infection-pathogens
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Brad S Oriel, Qi Chen, Kevin Wong, Kamal M F Itani
BACKGROUND: Selection of a pre-operative hand antisepsis agent has not been studied in relation to surgical site infection (SSI) culture data. In our hospital, we introduced an alcohol-based hand rub (ABR) in 2012 as an alternative to traditional aqueous surgical scrubs (TSS). It was the goal of this study to review any effect of this implementation on SSI pathogen characteristics. In addition, we sought to compare our SSI culture data with available National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) data...
September 23, 2016: Surgical Infections
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