Latest Infections: Misc. news

Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria

Sinks next to toilets in hospital patient rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase, according to a brief report published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant

Hospitalization for vaccine-preventable infections occurs in more than 15 percent of pediatric solid organ transplant recipients in the first five years after surgery, according to a study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics.

January 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

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

Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection

For patients being treated for bone or joint infection, oral antibiotics are noninferior to intravenous antibiotics, according to a study published in the Jan. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.