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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...
Infection preventionists who work closely with employee health colleagues — or wear the proverbial “two hats” for both jobs — should be aware that the CDC is updating its 1998 “Guideline for...
Even as CMS makes bold pushes in infection control, the agency is inspecting healthcare facilities and finding common, recurrent problems.
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 surveillance, once the primary task of infection preventionists (IPs), has transitioned over time to assume a more limited place in a massively expanded scope of IP responsibilities. I...
The following abstracts on the topic of environmental control are from the meeting of the eighth International Congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Infection Control (APSIC), held in Bangkok, Thail...
Restricting fluoroquinolone prescribing appears to explain the decline in incidence of C difficile infections, above other measures, in Oxfordshire and Leeds, England. Antimicrobial stewardship should...
Take May 5 — World Hand Hygiene Day — to make sure infection control and hand hygiene rules and practices are up to date, incorporating both regulatory and advisory guidelines.
Hospital acquired infections occur at higher rates in low- and middle-income countries, like India, than in high-income countries. Effective implementation of infection control practices is crucial to...
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...
Environmental cleaning is a vital component of infection control. We describe the use of an integrated infection control protocol in an intensive care unit and its influence on multidrug-resistant org...
Corresponding author's response to letter to the editor on "An adenovirus 4 outbreak amongst staff in a pediatric ward manifesting as keratoconjunctivitis-a possible failure of contact and aerosol infection control".