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Treatment with intravenous vitamin C

High-Dose IV Vitamin C Does Not Speed Resolution of Septic Shock

Combination of vitamin C, hydrocortisone, thiamine not superior to usual care with hydrocortisone alone
From 1990 to 2017

Sepsis Associated With Almost 20 Percent of Global Deaths

Sepsis incidence and mortality decreased from 1990 to 2017, but considerable regional variation identified
Untreated chronic oral infection is not associated with post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant outcomes

Untreated Oral Infection Not Tied to Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes

Untreated oral infections pretransplant not linked to post-HSCT survival during six-month follow-up
Central venous catheter placement with peripherally inserted central catheters in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism

Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

CLABSI, CVC malfunction risks also up for PICCs versus tunneled lines in children
Treating colonized parents may reduce the risk for Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit

Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU

Treatment includes intranasal mupirocin and bathing with chlorhexidine-impregnated cloths

December 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for December 2019. This roundup includes the...
Hospitals reporting high levels of psychological safety in their work culture are more likely to have comprehensive infection prevention and control programs

Psychological Safety at Work Tied to Hospital Infection Prevention

Work culture of high psychological safety reported in about 38 percent of acute care hospitals
Nearly one in 10 patients admitted to a hospital with no symptoms of diarrhea may be a carrier of Clostridioides difficile

One in 10 Hospital Patients May Carry C. Diff at Admission

Asymptomatic carriers of C. difficile at significant risk for progression to symptomatic infection
The incidence and prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial lung disease is increasing in the United States

Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease Rising

Incidence and prevalence of NTM lung disease increasing across U.S., especially for women, older adults
Increases in vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks are associated with an increase in proposed state legislation that would restrict vaccine exemptions

State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks

Outbreaks of preventable diseases linked to increases in proposed legislation to restrict vaccine exemptions