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  • Electronic Surveillance is Key to HAI Investigation
    Electronic surveillance is becoming a critical tool in an infection preventionist's arsenal of tools with which to fight healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). ICT presents the following case studies to highlight the benefits of using informatics in infection prevention and ...More
    July 26, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Third Edition of Healthcare Epidemiology Text is Released
    A review in JAMA of the new third edition of Practical Healthcare Epidemiology, edited by Ebbing Lautenbach, Keith F. Woeltje, and Preeti N. Malani (University of Chicago Press, 2010) notes that the field of healthcare epidemiology is undergoing a rapid evolution. ...More
    July 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Two New TB Drugs Show Synergy In Vitro
    Sequella, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing drugs for treatment of infectious diseases, announces the publication of studies in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy on synergy between SQ109, its lead drug candidate for the treatment of ...More
    July 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Early HAART During TB Treatment Boosts Survival Rate in People Co-Infected with HIV and TB
    A clinical trial in Cambodia has found it possible to prolong the survival of untreated HIV-infected adults with very weak immune systems and newly diagnosed tuberculosis (TB) by starting anti-HIV therapy two weeks after beginning TB treatment, rather than waiting eight ...More
    July 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • Anesthesia Type Could Impact Whether Total Hip or Knee Replacement Patients Contract an SSI
    New research published in the August 2010 issue of Anesthesiology found that patients receiving a total hip or knee replacement in Taiwan had a higher incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) when general anesthesia was administered for the operation than when the same ...More
    July 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • CVS, MinuteClinic Ready for Upcoming Flu Season
    CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic today launched an informational campaign in its retail stores and clinics, as well as online, to start educating consumers about what they need to know to protect themselves and their families during this upcoming flu season. ...More
    July 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • University of Miami Hospital Sets Standard in Patient Care, Low Infection Rates
    Contracting an infection is the least desired outcome for a patient during or following a hospital stay. Through the use of a stringent program of training, education and practices, the University of Miami Hospital has achieved and maintained exceptionally low infection ...More
    July 23, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Data Mining Technology Can Help Target MDROs Quickly
    Infection control within hospitals is a huge and growing problem. A recent study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that conditions caused by healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) killed 48,000 people and increased healthcare costs by $8.1 billion in 2006 alone. In ...More
    July 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • APIC Offers Business Case for Infection Prevention Conference
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will hold its "Building an Effective Business Case for Infection Prevention" conference Sept. 12-13, 2010 in Baltimore, Md. ...More
    July 23, 2010 Posted in News
  • Hospitals Leverage Patient Flow Software to Automate Infection Control
    Methodist Healthcare in San Antonio, Texas and the University of Virginia (UVA) Medical Center are linking patient infection status to automated patient flow and bed management software from TeleTracking Technologies, clearly and instantaneously communicating isolation ...More
    July 23, 2010 Posted in News