Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

(ISSN: 0899-823X, 1559-6834)

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Table of Contents

From Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

2018 -

  • Improvement of gram-negative susceptibility to fluoroquinolones after implementation of a pre-authorization policy for fluoroquinolone use: A decade-long experience. 
  • Preventing hospital-acquired Legionnaires' disease: A snapshot of clinical practices and water management approaches in US acute-care hospitals. 
  • Transmission of resistant Gram-negative bacteria to healthcare personnel gowns and gloves during care of residents in community-based nursing facilities. 
  • Going back to prospectively collected results with a probiotic for primary prevention of Clostridium difficile infection at a tertiary-care medical center. 
  • Sink traps as the source of transmission of OXA-48-producing Serratia marcescens in an intensive care unit. 
  • Challenging the assertion of comparability of surveillance and administrative data. 
  • Whole-genome sequencing for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) outbreak investigation in a neonatal intensive care unit. 
  • Making the invisible visible: Why does design matter for safe doffing of personal protection equipment? 
  • How frequently are hospitalized patients colonized with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) already on contact precautions for other indications? 
  • Blood culture utilization at an academic hospital: Addressing a gap in benchmarking. 
  • The positive effects of an antimicrobial stewardship program targeting outpatient hemodialysis facilities. 
  • Environmental transmission of Clostridioides difficile ribotype 027 at a long-term care facility; an outbreak investigation guided by whole genome sequencing. 
  • Hand hygiene opportunities on Canadian acute-care inpatient units: A multicenter observational study. 
  • The preventable proportion of healthcare-associated infections 2005-2016: Systematic review and meta-analysis. 
  • An electronic antimicrobial stewardship intervention reduces inappropriate parenteral antibiotic therapy. 
  • Effect of copper-impregnated linens on multidrug-resistant organism acquisition and Clostridium difficile infection at a long-term acute-care hospital. 
  • Epidemiology, detection, and management of tuberculosis among end-stage renal disease patients. 
  • Cost-effectiveness of pre-operative Staphylococcus aureus screening and decolonization. 
  • Clostridium difficile colonization among patients with clinically significant diarrhea and no identifiable cause of diarrhea. 
  • Effectiveness of ultraviolet disinfection in reducing hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus on a bone marrow transplant unit. 
  • Epidemiology and risk factors for recurrent Staphylococcus aureus colonization following active surveillance and decolonization in the NICU. 
  • Prescribers' knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about blood culturing practices for adult hospitalized patients: a call for action. 
  • Antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections in New York City: A model for collaboration. 
  • Eye protection for preventing transmission of respiratory viral infections to healthcare workers. 
  • Application of a fluorescent marker with quantitative bioburden methods to assess cleanliness. 
  • Patients as stakeholders: Developing a patient-centered healthcare epidemiology research agenda. 
  • Disinfectant testing against human norovirus surrogates-What infection preventionists need to know. 
  • High prevalence of ESBL-positive bacteria in an obstetrics emergency hospital and neonatal care unit-Haiti, 2016. 
  • Comparing colony-forming units in inpatient nurses: Should military nurses who provide patient care wear hospital-provided scrubs? 

Journal Information

Mission Statement: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology publishes scientifically authoritative, clinically applicable, peer-reviewed research on control and evaluation of the transmission of pathogens in healthcare institutions and on the use of epidemiological principles and methods to evaluate and improve the delivery of care.