Latest Infections: Misc. news

Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

Central venous catheter placement with peripherally inserted central catheters in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism, central line-associated bloodstream infection, and central venous catheter malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood.

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 2-6

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting (ID Week 2019) The annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America was held from Oct. 2 to 6 in Washington, […]

Deep Infections Occur in 6 Percent of Knee Fracture Repairs

Deep surgical site infections occur in nearly 6 percent of periarticular knee fracture repairs, according to a review published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Network Open.

Method to Calculate Central Line Infections Flawed

Using the true number of central lines as the denominator improves methods of determining central line-associated bloodstream infection rates, according to a study published online July 24 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.