Men and women have different risks of developing surgical site infections depending on the type of operation they undergo, according to new research being presented at ECCMID.
Browsing: Healthcare-associated Infections
Research presented at ECCMID has suggested healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during patient care.
The ECDC has reported that the burden of healthcare-associated infections is substantial and variability in microbiological testing suggests these infections could be managed better, according to research presented at ECCMID.
ECCMID19: Could privacy curtains in healthcare facilities be a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria?
Contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms could be a common issue and a source of transmission to patients, according to research presented at ECCMID.
New research from the Stevens Institute of Technology has developed a microgel coating for implanted medical devices that can release micro-doses of antibiotics on bacterial contact, potentially combatting infection.
In this infographic we take a look at the estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals across Europe.
In this interview with Trisha Peel from Monash University, she explains the issues surrounding device-related infections in addition to discussing some promising new approaches to diagnosis and treatment.
Merck’s antibiotic ZERBAXA® (ceftolozane and tazobactam) has met its primary endpoint of non-inferiority compared with meropenem in a Phase III trial of patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia.
Whole-genome sequencing has been used to demonstrate that carbapenem resistance can be transferred among unrelated bacteria species in a healthcare setting.
A study presented at ECCMID has suggested patient outcomes for Gram-negative bacteremia are similar in the case of 7 days and 14 days of antibiotic treatment, suggesting a shorter course length could be beneficial.