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Ventricular rate control

Sustained high ventricular rates during persistent or permanent AF can lead to a deterioration in left ventricular function, hence the requirement for rate control. Historically, digoxin has been us...

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Significant gaps in infection prevention impact long-term care residents

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) While nearly 400,000 residents of long-term care facilities die as a result of healthcare associated infections (HAIs), these facilities continue t...

Hand in Glove: Employee Health Partners With Infection Control

An upcoming CDC guideline will emphasize the importance of collaboration between employee health and infection control departments. The first section of the draft “Infection Prevention in Health...

Restricting Fluoroquinolone Use Reduces CDI More Than Infection Control Methods

An observational study from England showed that restricting fluoroquinolone use reduced incidence of Clostridium difficile infection more than would be predicted by improved infection control methods ...

Restricting Fluoroquinolone Use Reduces Clostridium difficile Infection More Than Infection Control Methods

An observational study from England showed that restricting fluoroquinolone use reduced incidence of Clostridium difficile infection more than would be predicted by improved infection control methods ...

Infection control at an urban hospital in Manila, Philippines: a systems engineering assessment of barriers and facilitators

Healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries, including the Philippines, face substantial challenges in achieving effective infection control. Early stages of interventions should include...

High-risk Patients, High-risk Infections

If there is a worst-case scenario in infection control, it likely involves a life-threatening infection spreading in a vulnerable patient population. They don’t get much more vulnerable than babies ...

Hand Hygiene: A Guidebook Exploring a Key Foundation of Infection Prevention and Control

Whether it's soap-and-water handwashing or using an antiseptic hand wash, an alcohol-based handrub (ABHR), or a surgical hand antisepsis product, hand hygiene remains a cornerstone of infection preven...

Nursing home workers often fail to change gloves, risking spread of infection

The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, accor...

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Collaboration with an infection control team for patients with infection after spine surgery.

The risk of infection, including surgical site infection (SSI), after spine surgery has increased due to aging and more immunocompromised hosts. An infection control team (ICT) is responsible for mana...

Infection control III: Infection prevention and control as mediators.

CD8+ T cell evasion mandates CD4+ T cell control of chronic gamma-herpesvirus infection.

Gamma-herpesvirus infections are regulated by both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells. However clinical disease occurs mainly in CD4+ T cell-deficient hosts. In CD4+ T cell-deficient mice, CD8+ T cells control acu...

Infection control practices in Mohs micrographic surgery: a U.K. national survey.

Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is generally considered a safe and effective method of treating certain types of skin cancers, with low reported rates of surgical site infections.(1,2) Practices relat...

The effect of HIV infection and HCV viremia on inflammatory mediators and hepatic injury-The Women's Interagency HIV Study.

Hepatitis C virus infection induces inflammation and while it is believed that HIV co-infection enhances this response, HIV control may reduce inflammation and liver fibrosis in resolved or viremic HC...

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