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Recent News on Healthcare Acquired Infections

 

 

 

At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance (read more on UN News Centre)

Unchecked superbugs could kill 10 million a year (read more on Reuters.com)

 

Hospital infections still a 'significant threat' to patients (read more on BBC.com)

Reducing HAI saves lives and money (read more on Businesswire.com) 

One patient in 25 faces an hospital acquired infection reports a CDC study published on NEJM. (read more on NEJM online)

Infections’ control important part of India’s National Accreditation Board for Hospitals accreditation drive. (read more on Deccan Herald online)

Infection control practices not adequately implemented at many hospital ICUs. (read more on medicalxpress.com)

Surge in hospital-acquired infections may pose grave threat to hospital administrations in India. (read more on Pharmabiz.com)

 

Report reveals high cost of cardiac surgery health care-associated infections. (read more Healio Cardiology) 

 

European Parliament Urges Its Member States to Do More to Tackle Clostridium difficile Infection. (read more on Infection Control Today)


Infections in the Neonatal ICU a problem in the US. (read more on Digital Journal)

 
Little Resistance to Rising Hospital-Acquired Infections. (read more  on The Hospitalist) 

 
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has published a report on Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States that gives a first-ever snapshot of the burden and threats posed by the antibiotic-resistant germs having the most impact on human health. (read more on the CDC's site) 

 
Costs for five major health care-associated infections (HCAIs) at $9.8 billion. (read more on JAMA Internal Medicine)


No Decline Seen in MRSA Infections in Children. (read more on PEDIATRICS) 


One of the deadliest types of hospital-acquired infections in adult trauma patients is set in motion long before patients arrive at the hospital…(read more on Anesthesiology News)


The rise of antibiotic resistance among healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) is greater than the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in its 2008 analysis ... (read more on ICT)


Moving patients between wards results in them staying in hospital longer and increases the risk of infections spreading, researchers have warned. (read more on BBC)


On any given day, some 80,000 patients in Europe are fighting an infection they picked up in hospital, often while in intensive care, the EU's disease monitoring agency said in a survey published on Thursday. (read more on Reuters)

 

 

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