A new model analyzes a wealth of information to better predict which patients are more prone to the dangerous infection.
Hospital Acquired Infections
PICCs should be reserved for long-term use, but a new study shows 1 in 4 are inserted for five days or less with 1 in 10 of these leading to device-related complications.
Using a real-world outbreak as a test case, a team combined patient transfer data and whole-genome sequencing to identify hot spots for antibiotic-resistant bacteria transmission.
A new understanding of the interaction among multidrug-resistant bacteria, and how antibiotics affect them, could lead to better infection prevention.
U-M and FDA scientists show the key role of excess gut calcium in awakening Clostridium difficile spores.
As hospitals work hard to assess their patient safety culture, a new study suggests this measure may be less associated with improving safety and hospital-acquired infection rates than believed or that the measure itself needs to be improved.