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Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation does not reduce surgical site infections or the overall morbidity of colon surgery versus no bowel preparation

Mechanical, Oral Antibiotic Bowel Prep Yields No Benefit for Colectomy

Authors urge reconsideration of recommendations for these types of bowel preps for elective colectomy
Using the true number of central lines as the denominator improves methods of determining central line-associated bloodstream infection rates

Method to Calculate Central Line Infections Flawed

Counting multiple concurrent central lines may help account for hospitals with patients with higher acuity of care
About two-thirds of patients who survive hospitalization for sepsis have persistent elevation of inflammation and immunosuppression biomarkers

Persistent Inflammation After Sepsis Linked to Higher Mortality

Persistent inflammation, immunosuppression linked to increased mortality and readmission after discharge

In 2018, 2,813 Cases of Domestic Arbovirus Reported in U.S.

94 percent of cases caused by West Nile Virus; 63 percent of these classified as neuroinvasive disease

July 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for July 2019. This roundup includes the...
Hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection is associated with substantial attributable costs

Substantial Costs Attributable to Hospital-Acquired C. Difficile

Direct costs come from extended length of stay and increased hospitalization costs
The rare brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri has been confirmed as the cause of death of a North Carolina man.

N.C. Man Dies of Brain-Eating Amoeba After Visiting Water Park

Infection can occur when Naegleria fowleri-contaminated water enters body through the nose
There is an increased risk for a mosquito-borne virus that causes brain infection and swelling

Experts Warn of Mosquito-Borne Brain Infection in Florida

Eastern equine encephalitis has been detected in several sentinel chickens
Type 2 diabetes mellitus increases the risk for gastric cancer after treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection

T2DM Increases Gastric Cancer Risk After H. Pylori Eradication

Targeted screening should be considered in high-risk patients following H. pylori eradication therapy
Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices continue to include a main focus on surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms

Current Antibiotic Stewardship Program Practices Characterized

Since 2013, active surveillance for MRSA reduced, monitoring of cleaning effectiveness increased