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Immune marker predicts infection risk in critically ill children with traumatic injuries

Immune marker predicts infection risk in critically ill children with traumatic injuries

Synthetic, Enterome partner to study effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on gastrointestinal microflora

Synthetic, Enterome partner to study effects of beta-lactam antibiotics on gastrointestinal microflora

Specific Technologies unveils SpecID blood culture system at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

Specific Technologies unveils SpecID blood culture system at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

Computerized safety checklist shows threefold drop in rates of serious type of hospital-acquired infection

Computerized safety checklist shows threefold drop in rates of serious type of hospital-acquired infection

Decatur Memorial Hospital installs germ-zapping robots to kill bugs

Decatur Memorial Hospital installs germ-zapping robots to kill bugs

Orlando Health's clinicians provide hospital-level care in patient's home

Orlando Health's clinicians provide hospital-level care in patient's home

Study of hospital-acquired infection yields potential therapeutic target

Study of hospital-acquired infection yields potential therapeutic target

Medicare penalties for hospital-acquired infections didn't cut infection rate, study finds

Medicare penalties for hospital-acquired infections didn't cut infection rate, study finds

First Edition: October 11, 2012

First Edition: October 11, 2012

Wait until infection is confirmed before starting antimicrobials in ICU

Wait until infection is confirmed before starting antimicrobials in ICU

Ciprofloxacin use is major contributor to MRSA spread in hospitals

Ciprofloxacin use is major contributor to MRSA spread in hospitals

Study investigates standard practices for insertion and management of urinary catheters

Study investigates standard practices for insertion and management of urinary catheters

Deletion of Hms1 protein inhibits Candida albicans infection

Deletion of Hms1 protein inhibits Candida albicans infection

Antimicrobial impregnated scrubs effective in reducing MRSA

Antimicrobial impregnated scrubs effective in reducing MRSA

Prevention practices for catheter-associated urinary tract infections lacking in most hospitals

Prevention practices for catheter-associated urinary tract infections lacking in most hospitals

Remote video auditing leads to better hospital hand hygiene compliance

Remote video auditing leads to better hospital hand hygiene compliance

New antibiotic regimes may increase infections after specific surgical procedures

New antibiotic regimes may increase infections after specific surgical procedures

Antimicrobial copper surfaces reduce hospital acquired infections in ICU rooms

Antimicrobial copper surfaces reduce hospital acquired infections in ICU rooms

Quest Diagnostics' Simplexa C. difficile test is now available in Europe

Quest Diagnostics' Simplexa C. difficile test is now available in Europe

SAVE THE PATIENT offers hygiene tips to prevent hospital-acquired infection

SAVE THE PATIENT offers hygiene tips to prevent hospital-acquired infection