Latest Infections: Misc. news

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.

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.