Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

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

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From Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

2019 -

  • Test stewardship, frequency and fidelity: Impact on reported hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile. 
  • Impact of biofilm production on polymyxin B susceptibility among Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates. 
  • Effectiveness of a hydrogen peroxide foam against bleach for the disinfection of sink drains. 
  • Implementation of antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention and control practices in long-term care facilities-Pennsylvania, 2017. 
  • Predictive characteristics of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nares screening tests for methicillin resistance among S. aureus clinical isolates from hospitalized veterans. 
  • Estimating the Attributable Disease Burden and Effects of Interhospital Patient Sharing on Clostridium difficile Infections. 
  • Factors affecting the geographic variability of antibiotic-resistant healthcare-associated infections in the United States using the CDC Antibiotic Resistance Patient Safety Atlas. 
  • Antibiotic-resistant bacteria on personal devices in hospital intensive care units: Molecular approaches to quantifying and describing changes in the bacterial community of personal mobile devices. 
  • Real-world challenges in infection prevention: Differential implementation between stable and unstable patients may influence clinical effectiveness of interventions. 
  • Surgical site infection risk following cesarean deliveries covered by Medicaid or private insurance. 
  • Changes in vascular accesses and in incidence rates of dialysis-related bloodstream infections in Québec, Canada, 2011-2017. 
  • Investigation of healthcare infection risks from water-related organisms: Summary of CDC consultations, 2014-2017. 
  • Hospital epidemiologists' and infection preventionists' opinions regarding hospital-onset bacteremia and fungemia as a potential healthcare-associated infection metric. 
  • Optimizing vascular-access device decision-making in the era of midline catheters. 
  • Threatened efficiency not autonomy: Prescriber perceptions of an established pediatric antimicrobial stewardship program. 
  • Outbreak of scabies in a neonatal intensive care unit. 
  • Tracking the spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) through clinical cultures alone underestimates the spread of CRE even more than anticipated. 
  • Outcomes from an inpatient beta-lactam allergy guideline across a large US health system. 
  • Predicting probability of perirectal colonization with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other carbapenem-resistant organisms (CROs) at hospital unit admission. 
  • The evolution of catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI): Is it time for more inclusive metrics? 
  • Practice and attitudes toward alcohol-based hand disinfection among German infection control teams. 
  • Increased time spent on terminal cleaning of patient rooms may not improve disinfection of high-touch surfaces. 
  • Antimicrobial resistance patterns in urinary E. coli isolates after a change in a single center's guidelines for uncomplicated cystitis in ambulatory settings. 
  • Transmission routes of the virus causing viral hemorrhagic fever: Extreme precautions are prudent but high-quality evidence must be gathered. 
  • New SHEA expert guidance for infection prevention in the anesthesia work area needs improvement. 
  • Impact of doffing errors on healthcare worker self-contamination when caring for patients on contact precautions. 
  • A diagnostic algorithm for the surveillance of deep surgical site infections after colorectal surgery. 
  • Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) outbreak in a neonatal intensive care unit and special care nursery at a tertiary-care hospital in Australia-A retrospective case-control study. 
  • Motion-capture system to assess intraoperative staff movements and door openings: Impact on surrogates of the infectious risk in surgery. 
  • Integrating bedside nurses into antibiotic stewardship: A practical approach. 
  • Surgical site infections and the microbiome: An updated perspective. 
  • The human microbiota and infection prevention. 

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.