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  • ACS and Surgical Infection Society Announce Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of SSIs
    Newly released guidelines for the prevention, detection and management of surgical site infections (SSIs) issued by the American College of Surgeons and the Surgical Infection Society provide a comprehensive set of recommendations clinicians can use to optimize surgical ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Survey Shows Poor Adherence to Guidelines for Preventing CLABSI
    Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a cause of increased morbidity and mortality, and are largely preventable. Valencia, et al. (2016) documented attitudes and practices in intensive care units (ICUs) in 2015 in order to assess compliance with ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • AACN Practice Alert Addresses CAUTI
    Implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve outcomes for some of the most serious complications facing critically ill patients, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). Delirium, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Leishmaniasis Infection on the Rise in U.S. Ecotourists, Soldiers
    Driven by burgeoning ecotourism and military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, a parasitic infection called leishmaniasis is showing up in more U.S. patients, often stumping doctors. Rapid diagnostic tests and innovative treatments are among the strategies to address ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Guidelines for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU
    The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have published new guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in critically ill adults. The goal of the guidelines is to help physicians and other healthcare professionals ...More
    October 24, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Releases New Treatment Guidelines for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis
    New guidelines for the treatment of three common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have been issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis are all caused by bacteria and are ...More
    August 30, 2016 Posted in News
  • ESCMID Updates C. difficile Diagnostic Guidelines
    The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) has just released new guidelines on best practice methods to diagnose Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The latest document updates the original 2009 guidelines produced by the society, and ...More
    August 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Patients With TB and HIV Should Receive Prompt Coordinated Treatment for Both Conditions
    Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB developed jointly by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), Centers for Disease ...More
    August 11, 2016 Posted in News
  • Five Key Takeaways from the New 2016 Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice
    Earlier this year, one of the most widely used resources guiding clinical practice for the infusion specialty received a major upgrade. The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) issued a revised Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, incorporating five years’ worth of new ...More
    August 9, 2016 Posted in Articles
  • Valley Fever Diagnosis Often Missed
    For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts recommend physicians suspect valley fever, an often-overlooked fungal ...More
    July 28, 2016 Posted in News