What role might the healthcare environment play in infections? And how could this be mitigated? We speak to Stephanie Dancer about the healthcare environment and its role in healthcare-associated infections.
Browsing: Hospital-acquired Infections
Stainless steel and surgical gowns remain contaminated with Clostridium difficile even after treatment with the recommended disinfectant, according to new research.
A shortened 15 second application time and a simpler three-step method for alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second, six-step technique recommended by the WHO, according to research presented at ECCMID.
In this interview we speak to Amy Mathers about her research on the role of hospital plumbing in the evolution and exchange of genes of drug resistance.
Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have reported that the most common origin of bloodstream infections, during a hospital stay, as a consequence of the patient’s own gut.
In this infographic we take a look at the estimated burden of healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals across Europe.
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.
Trends in Acinetobacter baumannii infections, one of the most prevalent hospital-acquired infections in children, have been studied revealing that both cephalosporin and carbapenem resistance has increased.
A new color-coded visual tool is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure how well a hospital complies with guidelines.
Antibiotic Research UK has raised concerns about staff shortages and over-occupancy in UK hospitals, stating this may be increasing the transmission of infections and putting patients in danger.