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Hospital Infection Control

Yeast/molds – Fusarium

What are the key principles of preventing yeast/molds – non Aspergillus molds? Non-Aspergillus molds include mucormycetes such as Rhizopus and Mucor species, hyaline (colorless) molds such as Fusarium species, and dematiaceous (dark, melanin-containing) molds such as Curvularia and Exophiala species. Infection with non-Aspergillus molds occurs after exposure to infectious conidia acquired from the environment by…
Critical Care Medicine

Diarrhea in the ICU

Diagnosis and management of diarrhea in the intensive care unit Related conditions Continue Reading Diarrhea in the critical care setting Hospital-acquired diarrhea Nosocomial diarrhea 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Diarrhea is defined as more than 3 bowel movements per day and stool weight greater than 200-300 grams per day…
Hospital Infection Control

Diffusion of innovation theory in hospital epidemiology and infection control

Why is the diffusion of innovations theory important for infection control? Scientific discovery and innovation play major roles in both the prevention and control of infection. Yet, uptake of many key advances in everyday clinical settings is often suboptimal. Diffusion of innovations theory, based on a long tradition of research across several disciplines, provides an…
Hospital Infection Control

Non-governmental organizations: role in infection control

How do non-governmental organizations play a role in infection control? Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are increasingly instrumental for the implementation of infection prevention evidence based practices both in acute and long-term care hospital settings. NGOs focusing on infection prevention in the hospital are diverse and range from professional societies, accreditation bodies, and consumer advocacy groups. See…
Hospital Medicine

Gram Negative Rod Infections

Gram Negative Rod Infections I. Problem/Condition. Gram negative rod (GNR) infections cause a significant amount of morbidity and mortality amongst hospitalized patients. Patients with poor underlying medical status are most at risk, especially the immunosuppressed, elderly, and patients with malignancies. Continue Reading Infections with this class of bacteria often arise from the genitourinary system, hepatobiliary…
Pulmonary Medicine

Hospital Acquired Pneumonia

What every physician needs to know: Pneumonia is inflammation and consolidation of lung tissue due to an infectious agent. It is the 8th leading cause of death in the US and it causes the highest morbidity and mortality at the extremes of age. The Infectious Disease Society of America and American Thoracic Society (IDSA/ATS) guidelines…
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