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  • Rhode Island Hospital Researchers Find Variability in Compliance With CDC Guidelines
    According to a survey conducted by Rhode Island Hospital researchers, there is significant variability regarding how clinicians manage catheters placed in the arteries of patients in intensive care units. Some practices may increase risk of infection associated with these ...More
    August 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Persistent Severe Back Pain Could Indicate Rare Spine Infection
    Patients with back pain that doesn’t go away despite therapy may have a spine infection that could lead to paralysis or death if not diagnosed and treated correctly, note the first U.S. guidelines on vertebral osteomyelitis, released by the Infectious Diseases Society ...More
    July 30, 2015 Posted in News
  • WHO Issues New Guidelines on HIV Testing Services
    Globally only 51 percent of people living with HIV know of their status. A new set of guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides a recommendation to support HIV testing services by trained lay providers and considers the potential of HIV self-testing to ...More
    July 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • AASLD Updates Guidance for Use of Hepatitis C Drugs
    The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), in partnership with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and in collaboration with the International Antiviral Society-USA (IAS-USA), created online Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and ...More
    June 25, 2015 Posted in News
  • U-M Team Publishes Catheter Appropriateness Guide Based on National Expert Review
    A new detailed guide gives doctors and nurses information to help decide which hospital patients may benefit from a urinary catheter -- and which ones don't. And that should help spare patients the pain, embarrassment and potentially serious side effects that can come with ...More
    May 5, 2015 Posted in News
  • New Guidance on Contact Precautions for Hospital Visitors
    Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria ...More
    April 10, 2015 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • WHO Issues Its First Hepatitis B Treatment Guidelines
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first-ever guidance for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, a viral infection which is spread through blood and body fluids, attacking the liver and resulting in an estimated 650,000 deaths each year – most of them ...More
    March 12, 2015 Posted in News
  • ACP Releases New Guidelines for Preventing and Treating Pressure Ulcers
    The American College of Physicians (ACP) today published two evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in Annals of Internal Medicine for the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. Bedsores commonly occur in people with limited mobility, such as those in hospitals ...More
    March 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • ACOEM Releases Guidelines for Medical Clearance of Ebola Caregivers
    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has published new guidelines intended to help strengthen procedures for the medical clearance of designated Ebola caregivers in hospitals. “Guidelines for the Medical Clearance of Designated Ebola ...More
    February 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • Reactivation of HBV Can be Prevented, Treated During Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy
    Long-term immunosuppressive therapy can cause the hepatitis B virus (HBV) to become active, even in patients who are not aware that they are infected with the virus. A new guideline from the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) provides guidance to physicians and ...More
    February 6, 2015 Posted in News