Enhanced manual cleaning efficacy of duodenoscope in endoscopy units: Results of a multicenter...
by Wei-Kuo Chang, Tao-Chieh Liu, Tzu-Ling Liu, Chen-Ling Peng, Hsiu-Po Wang on 05/21/2019 at 12:00 am
Multiple outbreaks from contaminated duodenoscopes have been reported since 2008. This study assessed results of a multicenter comprehensive quality control (QC) program to enhance manual cleaning […]
Exploring a new trend in the use of antibiotics in dermatologic procedures
by Sangrag Ganguli on 05/21/2019 at 12:00 am
Antibiotics are among the most widely prescribed medications across numerous medical specialties. From alleviating sore throats to treating urinary tract infections, antibiotics play a critical role […]
Active surveillance at the time of hospital admission for multidrug-resistant microorganisms among...
by Young Kyung Yoon, Jee Myung Ryu, Min Jung Lee, Sung Eun Lee, Kyung Sook Yang, Chang Kyu Lee, Min Ja Kim, Jang Wook Sohn on 05/21/2019 at 12:00 am
Multidrug-resistant microorganisms (MDROs) have posed a major threat to public health worldwide. Infections caused by MDROs account for higher morbidity and mortality rates, and thus higher health […]
Adequacy of empiric gram-negative coverage for septic patients at an academic medical center
by DaleMarie Vaughan, Amy Pakyz, Michael Stevens, Kimberly Lee, Shaina Bernard on 05/18/2019 at 12:00 am
Gram-negative organisms (GNOs) have increasing resistance rates to levofloxacin at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS), where levofloxacin is the most common agent added to provide […]
Reactions to foodborne Escherichia coli outbreaks: A text-mining analysis of the public's response
by Elizabeth M. Glowacki, Joseph B. Glowacki, Arnold D. Chung, Gary B. Wilcox on 05/16/2019 at 12:00 am
There is evidence to suggest that foodborne disease outbreaks and illnesses may be increasing in the United States.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a “foodborne […]