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  • CDC Releases 2017 Update to SSI Prevention Guideline
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s HICPAC has published its Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017, in the journal JAMA Surgery. This targeted systematic review of the literature synthesizes evidence-based recommendations for the ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management of Hepatitis B Virus
    The European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) today published its revised Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) on the management of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. The CPGs, which will also be presented in a session at The International Liver Congress™ ...More
    April 20, 2017 Posted in News
  • ACS Issues Hospital-Level Surgical Care Standards for Older Adults
    The first comprehensive set of hospital-level surgical care standards for older adults has been released and published on the Annals of Surgery website in advance of print publication. The report, "Hospital Standards to Promote Optimal Surgical Care of the Older Adult," is ...More
    April 6, 2017 Posted in News
  • WHO Releases New Guidance on Malaria Elimination
    For the first time in 10 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published new policy guidance on malaria elimination. It provides countries with a set of tools and strategies for achieving and maintaining elimination, regardless of where they lie across the spectrum ...More
    April 4, 2017 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Ethics Guidance to Protect the Rights of TB Patients
    New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, issued today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. TB, the world’s top ...More
    March 23, 2017 Posted in News
  • First Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention
    The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) today issued a clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer. This is the first guideline on primary prevention of cervical cancer that is tailored to multiple ...More
    March 17, 2017 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues First Viral Hepatitis Testing Guidelines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever global guidance on testing for chronic viral hepatitis B and C. Viral hepatitis causes an estimated 1.4 million deaths worldwide each year. The guidelines were released in a special session at the 26th Conference ...More
    February 24, 2017 Posted in News
  • IDSA Issues Guidelines for Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis
    A team approach is vital to the successful diagnosis and treatment of complex neurological infections related to placement of devices in the brain, or as a result of neurosurgery or head trauma. This is among the recommendations in the first comprehensive guidelines on ...More
    February 16, 2017 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues Core Components of Effective Infection Prevention and Control Programs
    Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are a major public health problem with a significant impact on morbidity, mortality and quality of life. They represent also an important economic burden to health systems worldwide. However, a large proportion of HAI are preventable ...More
    January 10, 2017 Posted in News
  • CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough, Study Suggests
    A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some people who should be on it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, ...More
    January 10, 2017 Posted in News