Screening for extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) carriage before and personalizing prophylaxis for carriers after elective colorectal surgery reduces the risk of surgical site infections.
For people who have low-risk reaction histories in an inpatient setting, direct oral challenges may be a safe, effective, and less expensive option for penicillin allergy delabeling when compared to penicillin skin testing.
Preemptive use of acyclovir does not seem to reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) oropharyngeal reactivation.
Infection prevention programs targeting low-income groups undergoing colectomy may be important in reducing surgical site infections.
Automating the workflow and tracking an antimicrobial stewardship program by customizing electronic medical records may decrease antimicrobial usage.
Orthopedic surgeons should be vigilant when managing periarticular knee fracture repairs.
Using a broad-range PCR technique targeting 16S ribosomal DNA may improve diagnosis and treatment of bacterial pyomyositis.