During 2020 to 2021, patients hospitalized with COVID-19-associated fungal infections had higher length of stay, ICU admission and in-hospital mortality, researchers report.
Installing medical grade air purification technology on one floor of a Pennsylvania senior living community resulted in a 40% relative reduction in healthcare-associated infections.
The first-of-its-kind fecal microbiota pill treats recurrent infections caused by Clostridium difficile, an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that’s a danger to nursing home residents.
Common infections, including with the herpes simplex virus, are associated with reduced performance on a test of global function, researchers from Johns Hopkins University report.
A common bacteria that causes ulcers and gastritis in the elderly has developed a high resistance to key antibiotics.
A study with 32 years of followup has linked infections in hospitalized patients to future dementia onset. Urinary tract infections are among those with the strongest link.
Older adults treated for acute infection in youth or middle age have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease, a new study finds.
A new study reveals how a single sick caregiver can easily infect residents and co-workers in a long-term care setting and drive up treatment costs by thousands of dollars.
Nursing home deaths and cases continued to rise in July for the third consecutive month, according to the latest analysis of federal data. Weekly upticks hint that the increases have not yet peaked.
This lack of awareness about asymptomatic infections likely had a role in rapid transmission during the omicron wave, investigators say.
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