More antibiotics didn’t prevent joint replacement infections, trial reveals
Oct 19, 2023
Doctors typically give the antibiotic cefazolin to people who have knee and hip replacements in order to prevent infection. Some physicians have debated if adding another antibiotic — vancomycin — ...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, Sept. 28
Sep 28, 2023
Hot flashes may signal Alzheimer’s risk … New Parkinson’s meds in the pipeline … Probiotics may kill multidrug-resistant bacteria like MRSA … Fracture risk similar between SGLT2 inhibitors,...
Report: Contact precautions can help with MRSA, but they don’t need to be essential
Sep 26, 2023
Contact precautions, or CP, don’t need to be deemed an “essential practice” to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevention in acute care facilities, according to doctors...
Also in the News for Friday, Aug. 4
Aug 04, 2023
CMS policy on new Alzheimer’s drugs restricts rural access: former senator … Bedbugs may spread MRSA: study … CIDRAP: Sporicidal disinfectants better against Candida Auris … Nearly 30 affected...
Bedbugs may spread MRSA, study finds
Aug 03, 2023
Bedbugs could be a culprit in spreading methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, which can be common in some assisted living and nursing home communities. A study in The Journal of...
Also in the News for Friday, Oct. 7, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Paper analyzes government policy’s role in creating LTC problems … Shoes and wheelchairs spread MRSA in LTC facilities, study finds … Study reports dementia care program in nursing homes well received
Shoes, wheelchair wheels spread MRSA in LTC facilities, study finds
Oct 06, 2022
The shoes of workers, wheelchair wheels and flooring are potential sources of drug-resistant pathogen spread in long-term care settings, finds a new study.
High MRSA levels in COVID likely tied to central lines, ventilators
Sep 14, 2022
The rate of MRSA infections rate was five times higher in COVID-19 patients than non-COVID patients in an 11-hospital study.
Clinical briefs for Monday, June 6
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Jun 06, 2022
Vaccination offers partial protection against long COVID … Despite new “right to repair” wheelchair law, fixes remain difficult for users … … Post-acute regimen reduces MRSA in a study that included...
Increases in non-COVID infections ‘wipe out’ decade of progress
Sep 03, 2021
The CDC’s new report of a spike in healthcare associated infections is alarming, says the nation’s leading infection control group. One bright spot for nursing homes: CDC found no increase in Clostridium...