Year in Review: Infections


With 2010 coming to a close quickly, ICT presents the top news items and articles relating to infections, ranked in order of popularity based on Web clicks by ICT readers.

1. Study Finds Variation Regarding Surveillance of Bloodstream Infections

2. Rates of Healthcare-Associated MRSA Infections Decreasing

3. Doctors Overprescribe Antibiotics for Respiratory Infections

4. Choosing the Best Design for Intravenous Needleless Connectors to Prevent Bloodstream Infections

5. UNC Hospitals Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections by 85 Percent

6. Reminding Staff to Remove Catheters Reduces Infections by Half

7. Elderly Women at Higher Risk for Unnecessary Urinary Catheterization, Study Says

8. CDC Warns Against Bloodborne Infection Risk From Shared Use of Fingerstick Devices

9. Minimize Hospital Waiting Times to Avoid Airborne Transmission of Infection

10. Gloves Essential for Control and Prevention of C. difficile Infection

11. Universal Contact Precautions More Effective for Preventing MRSA Infection in the ICU

12. Treatment for S. aureus Skin Infection Works in Mouse Model

13. Open Surgery Reduces Infection Risk for Some Patients

14. Study Suggests That Being Too Clean Can Make People Sick

15. HAIs Greatly Increase the Length and Cost of Hospital Stays

16. Preventable Bloodstream Infections Still Plague Hospitals

17. AMA Weighs Infection Hazard Posed by Medical Attire

18. Risk of Post-Surgical Staph Infection May Depend on Procedure

19. Human Coughs Can be Pathway for Flu Transmission

20. MRSA Carriage Rates Vary Widely in Nursing Homes, Study Finds

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