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.
Risk for infection influenced by defect size and use of complex layered closure in closed surgical wounds.
A high prevalence of antibiotic use and skin and soft tissue infections caused by community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were identified in Indigenous Canadian communities.
Patients with SLE have increased colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions.
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.
Data published in JAMA Surgery showed that patients with 30-day postoperative infection had a 3.2-fold higher risk for 1-year infection and a 1.9-fold higher risk for mortality compared with those with no infections.
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is extremely stable during the varicella replication phase and subsequent establishment of latency in sensory ganglia throughout the body.
Frequent handwashing may reduce likelihood of novel strain introduction into the household
Infection prevention programs targeting low-income groups undergoing colectomy may be important in reducing surgical site infections.
The researchers found that the three most frequently reported pathogens were Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, and Klebsiella spp.