Latest Infections: Misc. news

Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly

Readmission after sepsis hospitalization is common and is associated with considerable costs, according to a study published in the March issue of CHEST.

February 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for February 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, […]

Risk Factors ID’d for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors

Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the International Wound Journal.

Prediction Rule IDs Febrile Infants 0 to 2 Months Old at Low Risk for SBIs

A new prediction rule can accurately identify febrile infants aged ≤60 days at low risk for serious bacterial infections using urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count, and procalcitonin levels, according to a study published online Feb. 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.