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Disparities Seen for Central Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infection

Rates higher for pediatric patients who are Black or speak a language other than English

Allowing Bedside Nurses to Order C. Difficile Testing Cuts Time to Results

However, change in policy not tied to difference seen in time to initiating treatment

Microdosed Incisional Clindamycin Cuts SSI After Skin Cancer Surgery

Significantly fewer lesions receiving microdosed clindamycin, flucloxacillin required postoperative systemic antibiotics

FDA Panel Recommends Approval of First RSV Vaccine Given in Pregnancy to Protect Infants

The proposal next will go before the FDA; approval could take months

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Aids Resolution of Recurrent C. Difficile

Use of FMT in immunocompetent adults with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection leads to significant increase in resolution

Recommendations Updated for Preventing Surgical Site Infections

Essential practices include administration of prophylaxis, which should be discontinued at time of surgical closure

Current Surge Noted in RSV Infection, Especially in Older Children

Greater proportion of children hospitalized in 2022 to 2023 were aged 2 to younger than 5 years and aged 5 to younger than 12 years

Idiopathic CD4 Lymphocytopenia Linked to Opportunistic Infection, Cancer

Reduced CD4 count linked to higher risk for opportunistic infection and invasive cancer, lower risk for autoimmunity

Health Care-Associated Infections Higher for Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19

Findings seen for central line-associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infection, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia

Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Hysterectomy Identified

Risk factors include open approach, obesity, procedure duration, diabetes mellitus, gynecological cancer