Posts Tagged ‘hospital-acquired infections’

A randomized trial of MRSA-control strategies in the ICU

Posted by • June 12th, 2013

As healthcare workers we have become accustomed to seeing that yellow sign on the door indicating that a patient is on “Contact Precautions” to prevent the spread of healthcare-associated methicillin-resistant Staph aureus (MRSA) infection. So we dutifully wash our hands and put on gown and gloves prior to entering the room to examine the patient…. Read More…

Gram-Negative Infections

Posted by • May 14th, 2010

The latest article in our Current Concepts review series, Hospital-Acquired Infections Due to Gram-Negative Bacteria, comes from Drs. Anton Peleg and David Hooper. It is estimated that in 2002, a total of 1.7 million hospital-acquired infections occurred (4.5 per 100 admissions), and almost 99,000 deaths resulted from or were associated with a hospital-acquired infection, making hospital-acquired… Read More…