Latest Infections: Misc. news

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.

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement

Lower socioeconomic status is associated with an increased risk for above-knee amputation after periprosthetic joint infection of the knee, according to a study recently published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

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.