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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38609760/the-use-of-faecal-microbiota-transplant-as-treatment-for-recurrent-or-refractory-clostridioides-difficile-infection-and-other-potential-indications-second-edition-of-joint-british-society-of-gastroenterology-bsg-and-healthcare-infection-society-his-guidelines
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
B H Mullish, B Merrick, M N Quraishi, A Bak, C A Green, D J Moore, R J Porter, N T Elumogo, J P Segal, N Sharma, B Marsh, G Kontkowski, S E Manzoor, A L Hart, C Settle, J J Keller, P Hawkey, T H Iqbal, S D Goldenberg, H R T Williams
The first British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Healthcare Infection Society (HIS)-endorsed faecal microbiota transplant (FMT) guidelines were published in 2018. Over the past 5 years, there has been considerable growth in the evidence base (including publication of outcomes from large national FMT registries), necessitating an updated critical review of the literature and a second edition of the BSG/HIS FMT guidelines. These have been produced in accordance with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence-accredited methodology, thus have particular relevance for UK-based clinicians, but are intended to be of pertinence internationally...
April 11, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38599496/positive-rate-for-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacterales-in-hospital-water-environment-a-single-center-study-in-south-korea
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LETTER
Jae Lim Jo, Jeong Young Lee, Ja Young Kim, Young-Ju Lim, Eun Ok Kim, Jiwon Jung, Sung-Han Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 8, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554809/the-ec-compass-long-term-multi-centre-surveillance-of-enterobacter-cloacae-complex-a-clinical-perspective
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Maximilian David Mauritz, Benedikt Claus, Johannes Forster, Markus Petzold, Sophie Schneitler, Alexander Halfmann, Susanne Hauswaldt, Dennis Nurjadi, Nicole Toepfner
BACKGROUND: Enterobacter cloacae complex (ECCO) comprises closely related Enterobacteriaceae, causing a variety of infections ranging from mild urinary tract infections to severe bloodstream infections. ECCO has emerged as a significant cause of healthcare-associated infections, particularly in neonatal and adult intensive care. AIM: The Enterobacter Cloacae COMplex PASsive Surveillance (EC-COMPASS) aims to provide a detailed multicentre overview of ECCO epidemiology and resistance patterns detected in routine microbiological diagnostics in four German tertiary care hospitals...
March 28, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554808/genomic-insights-into-the-expansion-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-within-portuguese-hospitals
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Nuno Alexandre Faria, Tiago Touret, Alexandra S Simões, Carlos Palos, Soraia Bispo, José Melo Cristino, Mário Ramirez, João Carriço, Margarida Pinto, Cristina Toscano, Elsa Gonçalves, Maria Luísa Gonçalves, Augusto Costa, Mariana Araújo, Aida Duarte, Hermínia de Lencastre, Mónica Serrano, Raquel Sá-Leão, Maria Miragaia
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae complex (CR-KP) are a public health concern, causing infections with a high mortality rate, limited therapeutic options and challenging infection control strategies. In Portugal CR-KP rate has increased steeply, but the factors associated to this expansion are poorly explored. To address this question we compared, by phylogenetic and resistome analysis, the draft genomes of 200 CR-KP isolates collected in 2017-2019 from five hospitals in the Lisbon region, Portugal...
March 28, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554807/epidemiology-of-healthcare-associated-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-intensive-care-units-are-sink-drains-to-blame
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Cheryl Volling, Laura Mataseje, Lucía Graña-Miraglia, Xiaoyi Hu, Sofia Anceva-Sami, Brenda L Coleman, Mark Downing, Susy Hota, Alainna J Jamal, Jennie Johnstone, Kevin Katz, Jerome A Leis, Angel Li, Vinaya Mahesh, Roberto Melano, Matthew Muller, Sarah Nayani, Samir Patel, Aimee Paterson, Mare Pejkovska, Daniel Ricciuto, Asfia Sultana, Tamara Vikulova, Zoe Zhong, Allison McGeer, David S Guttman, Michael R Mulvey
BACKGROUND: Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is a common cause of healthcare-associated infections (PA-HAI) in the intensive care unit (ICU). We aimed to describe the epidemiology of PA-HAI in ICUs in Ontario, Canada, and determine whether we could identify episodes of sink-to-patient PA transmission. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of patients in six ICUs from 2018-2019, with retrieval of PA clinical isolates, and PA-screening of antimicrobial resistant organism surveillance rectal swabs, and of sink drain, air, and faucet samples...
March 28, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554806/the-usability-and-outcomes-of-self-monitored-surgical-wound-healing-using-a-smartphone-based-application-by-patients-following-neurosurgery
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C van Rossum, K de Bree, G de Jong, R Bartels, G Heeren, M Nabuurs, C Meijer, A Tostmann, R Aquarius
BACKGROUND: The Radboudumc developed a smartphone-application (WondGezond) to collect surgical wound healing information provided by the patient. We evaluated usability and outcomes to assess its potential for early surgical site infection (SSI) detection. METHODS: This research was initiated by the neurosurgery department. Patients surgically treated for degenerative spinal disorders or carpal tunnel syndrome between August 2020 and February 2023 were enrolled one day post-surgery and asked to download the app via a quick-response (QR) code...
March 28, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38554805/should-automated-electronic-hand-hygiene-monitoring-systems-be-implemented-in-routine-patient-care-systematic-review-and-appraisal-with-medical-research-council-framework-for-complex-interventions
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REVIEW
Dinah Gould, Clare Hawker, Nicholas Drey, Edward Purssell
BACKGROUND: Manual hand hygiene audit is time-consuming, labour-intensive and inaccurate. Automated hand hygiene monitoring systems (AHHMSs) offer advantages (generation of standardised data, avoidance of the Hawthorne effect). World Health Organization Guidelines for Hand Hygiene published in 2009 suggest that AHHMSs are a possible alternative. OBJECTIVE: Assess the current state of the literature for AHHMSs and offer recommendations for use in real world settings...
March 28, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38537748/the-effect-of-unidirectional-airflow-ventilation-on-surgical-site-infection-in-cardiac-surgery-environmental-impact-as-a-factor-in-the-choice-for-turbulent-mixed-airflow
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Herman J Friedericy, Anne F Friedericy, Arend de Weger, Eveline LA van Dorp, Roberto Aal Traversari, Anne C van der Eijk, Frank Willem Jansen
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) in the form of postoperative deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) after cardiac surgery is a rare, but potentially fatal complication. In addressing this, the focus is on preventive measures as most risk factors for SSI are not controllable. Therefore operating rooms (OR) are equipped with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to prevent airborne contamination of the wound either through turbulent mixed airflow (TMA) or unidirectional airflow (UDAF)...
March 25, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38522561/bacteriology-of-endotracheal-tube-biofilms-and-antibiotic-resistance-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Shyam Kumar Mishra, Sujata Baidya, Abhinav Bhattarai, Suraj Shrestha, Sushan Homagain, Binod Rayamajhee, Alex Hui, Mark Willcox
BACKGROUND: Bacteria commonly adhere to surfaces and produce polymeric material to encase the attached cells to form communities called biofilms. Within these biofilms, bacteria can appear many times more resistant to antibiotics or disinfectants. This systematic review explores the prevalence and microbial profile associated with biofilm production of bacteria isolated from endotracheal tubes and its associations with antimicrobial resistance. METHODS: A comprehensive search was performed on databases PubMed, Embase, and Google Scholar for relevant articles published between January 1, 2000 and December 31, 2022...
March 22, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38521418/antibiotic-management-program-in-a-tertiary-intensive-care-unit-investigation-of-the-effects-of-a-carbapenem-restricted-period-on-clinical-and-laboratory-parameters-and-costs-of-infections
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Dilek Asiltürk, Rahmet Güner, Ayşe Kaya Kalem, Işıl Özkoçak Tufan, İmran Hasanoğlu, Fatma Eser, Simten Malhan, Bircan Kayaaslan
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the carbapenem-restricted antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) on changes in the resistance profiles of infectious agents, the amount of antibiotics used, length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU), mortality and costs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patients hospitalized in ICU between July 1, 2020 - May 1, 2021 were included the study. The study was divided in to two different periods, carbapenem not-restricted period (CNRP) and carbapenem restricted period (CRP)...
March 21, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38521417/impact-of-different-hand-drying-methods-on-surrounding-environment-aerosolization-of-virus-and-bacteria-and-transference-to-surfaces
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Rodolphe C Hervé, Catherine Bryant, Lucy Sutton, Christian Cox, Maria Salomé Gião, Charles William Keevil, Sandra A Wilks
BACKGROUND: In recent years, hand drying has been highlighted as a key step in appropriate hand hygiene (WHO 2009), as moisture on hands can increase transference of microorganisms from hands to surfaces and vice-versa. AIM: To understand bacterial and viral aerosolization following hand drying and study transference of microorganisms from hands to surfaces after drying using different methods. METHODS: Groups of five volunteers had their hands pre-washed with soap, rinsed and dried then inoculated with a concentrated mixture of Pseudomonas fluorescens and MS2 bacteriophage...
March 21, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38521416/hand-hygiene-compliance-in-nursing-home-wards-the-effect-of-increased-accessibility-of-alcohol-based-hand-rub
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Anne-Mette Iversen, Marco Bo Hansen, Morten Münster, Brian Kristensen, Svend Ellermann-Eriksen
BACKGROUND: Elderly nursing home (NH) residents are vulnerable to infections due to age, weakened immune system and comorbidities. Furthermore, microorganisms are easily transmitted in shared facilities. Hand hygiene (HH) is considered one of the most important measures to prevent transmission. We determined the effect of increased accessibility to alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) in NH wards by monitoring HH compliance (HHC) among healthcare workers (HCWs). METHODS: An 11-month intervention study was conducted in a Danish six-ward NH...
March 21, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38521415/from-admission-to-infection-a-time-period-analysis-of-the-pathogens-in-healthcare-associated-infections
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LETTER
Yusuf Yakupogullari, Deste Ceylan, Baris Otlu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38513959/healthcare-associated-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-infections-are-associated-with-higher-mortality-compared-to-carbapenem-sensitive-k-pneumoniae-infections-in-the-icu-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Yao Yao, Zhuhong Zha, Lingzhu Li, Honglin Tan, Jianhua Pi, Canqing You, Bao Liu
BACKGROUND: We aimed to investigate the association between carbapenem resistance and the mortality rate, length of stay, and hospital cost in patients with Klebsiella pneumoniae infection. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study was conducted in the intensive care units of a large teaching tertiary hospital in southwest China between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2022. To examine the impact of carbapenem resistance on mortality rates and economic burden, multivariate COX regression and generalised linear models were constructed...
March 19, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38492646/effectiveness-of-hand-hygiene-campaigns-and-interventions-across-the-league-of-arab-states-a-region-wide-scoping-review
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REVIEW
Basil H Aboul-Enein, Patricia J Kelly, Sudha Raddi, Teresa Keller, Fatmah Almoayad
Hand hygiene is a standard public health practice for limiting the spread of infectious diseases, yet they are still not routine global health behaviors. This review aimed to examine the effectiveness of various hand hygiene interventions conducted across the League of Arab states, identify gaps in the existing literature, and propose areas for future research and intervention development. A scoping review was conducted across 16 databases for relevant publications published up to and including October 2023...
March 14, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38492645/the-impact-of-discontinuing-single-room-isolation-of-patients-with-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-a-quasi-experimental-single-center-study-in-south-korea
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Soyeon Park, Seongman Bae, Eun Ok Kim, Euijin Chang, Min Jae Kim, Yong Pil Chong, Sang-Ho Choi, Sang-Oh Lee, Yang Soo Kim, Jiwon Jung, Sung-Han Kim
OBJECTIVES: There is limited data on the effects of discontinuing single-room isolation while maintaining contact precautions, such as the use of gowns and gloves. In April 2021, our hospital ceased single-room isolation for patients with VRE because of single-room unavailability. This study assessed the impact of this policy by examining the incidence of hospital-acquired VRE bloodstream infections (HA-VRE BSI). METHODS: This retrospective quasi-experimental study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital in Seoul, South Korea...
March 14, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38490490/a-predictive-score-for-the-result-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-and-vancomycin-resistant-enterococci-screening
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
F Stordeur, A-G Si Larbi, K Le Neindre, J Ory, F Faibis, C Lawrence, F Barbut, D Lecointe, E Farfour
The duration of extensively drug-resistant bacteria (XDR) carriage depends on several factors for which the information can be difficult to recover. We aimed to determine whether past screening and clinical results of patients can predict the results of subsequent screening. In total, 256 patients were retrospectively included from 10 healthcare centres in France from January 2014 to January 2022. We created a predictive clearance score, ranging from -5 to +7, that included the number of XDR species and the type of resistance detected in the sample, as well as the time from the last positive sample, the number of previous consecutive negative samples, and obtaining at least one negative PCR result in the collection...
March 13, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38490489/hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infections-in-cancer-patients-current-knowledge-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Aleece MacPhail, Claire Dendle, Monica Slavin, Zoe McQuilten
Cancer patients experience higher rates of preventable harm from hospital acquired bloodstream infection (haBSI) and central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) than the general hospital population. Prevention of haBSI and CLABSI in cancer patients is an urgent priority and requires standardised surveillance and reporting efforts. The application of haBSI and CLABSI definitions, classification systems and surveillance strategies for cancer patients is complex and there is wide variation in clinical practice...
March 13, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38490488/virucidal-activity-of-a-plant-oil-based-oral-rinse-against-respiratory-viruses
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Toni Luise Meister, Yannick Brüggemann, Britta Becker, Dajana Paulmann, Florian H H Brill, Eike Steinmann
Respiratory viruses have been reported to infect the salivary glands and the throat, which are potential reservoirs for virus replication and transmission. Therefore, strategies to reduce the amount of infective virus particles in the oral mucous membranes could lower the risk of transmission. In this study, the viral inactivation capacity of a plant oil-based oral rinse (Salviathymol) was evaluated in comparison to chlorhexidine (Chlorhexamed FORTE) using a quantitative suspension test according to EN 14476...
March 13, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38467251/costs-and-resource-utilization-patterns-in-surgical-site-infections-a-pre-covid-19-perspective-from-france-germany-spain-and-the-united-kingdom
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Jon Salmanton-García, Caroline Bruns, Jule Rutz, Markus Albertsmeier, Juliane Ankert, Louis Bernard, Camille Bataille, Elodie Couvé-Deacon, María Fernández-Ferrer, Jesús Fortún, Alicia Galar, Eva Grill, Thomas Guimard, Annika Y Classen, Jörg Janne Vehreschild, Jannik Stemler, Jan-Hendrik Naendrup, Jürgen Hampl, Bradly Tallon, Rosanne Sprute, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Joan Mollar-Maseres, Patricia Muñoz, Mathias W Pletz, Ferdinand Serracino-Inglott, Alex Soriano, Tim O Vilz, Harald Seifert, Oliver A Cornely, Sibylle C Mellinghoff, Blasius J Liss, Sebastian M Wingen-Heimann
INTRODUCTION: Surgical site infections (SSI), mainly caused by Staphylococcus aureus, pose a significant economic burden in Europe, leading to increased hospitalization duration, mortality, and treatment costs, particularly with drug-resistant strains like meticillin-resistant S. aureus. We conducted a case-control study on the economic impact of S. aureus SSI in adult surgical patients across high-volume centres in France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, aiming to assess the overall and procedure-specific burden across Europe...
March 9, 2024: Journal of Hospital Infection
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