Microbial colonization of intravascular catheter connectors in hospitalized patients
by Richard Hankins, O. Denisa Majorant, Mark E. Rupp, R. Jennifer Cavalieri, Paul D. Fey, Elizabeth Lyden, Kelly A. Cawcutt on 07/22/2019 at 12:00 am
Central line–associated bloodstream infections may be due to catheter connector colonization and intraluminal migration of pathogens. We assessed the colonization of the split septum catheter […]
Imipenemase-producing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae transmission in a long-term-care...
by Heather Dubendris, Jennifer MacFarquhar, Rose Kornegay, Paige Gable, Sandra Boyd, Maroya Walters, Shermalyn Greene on 07/19/2019 at 12:00 am
We describe an outbreak of imipenemase metallo-β-lactamase–producing organisms in a long-term-care facility (LTCF) amid a larger community outbreak of extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing […]
Estimating the effect of hand hygiene compliance and surface cleaning timing on infection risk...
by Amanda M. Wilson, Kelly A. Reynolds, Robert A. Canales on 07/19/2019 at 12:00 am
It is well known that fomites play a large role in nosocomial disease transmission, and once contaminated, survival of pathogens on fomites may be on the order of months.1–6 Influenza has been […]
Skin colonization at peripheral intravenous catheter insertion sites increases the risk of catheter...
by Md Abu Choudhury, Hanna E. Sidjabat, Hosam M. Zowawi, Nicole Marsh PhD, Emily Larsen, Naomi Runnegar PhD, David L. Paterson, David J. McMillan, Claire M. Rickard on 07/19/2019 at 12:00 am
Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are small flexible tubes that are vital for the delivery of therapies, such as fluids, drugs, and blood transfusions that are required in up to 70% of […]
Factors associated with multidrug-resistant bacteria in a cohort of patients with asymptomatic...
by Jorge A. Ramos-Castaneda, Alberto Ruano-Ravina, Diego F. Salinas, Javier Osorio-Manrique, Angela M. Segura-Cardona, Elkin V. Lemos-Luengas on 07/19/2019 at 12:00 am
Although the factors associated to bacterial resistance in patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) have been studied in pregnant, fertile age women, patients with spinal cord injury, and those […]