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Acta Neuropsychiatrica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Numerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.709, CiteScore: 10)
Advances in Animal Biosciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.441, CiteScore: 1)
Aeronautical J., The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.582, CiteScore: 1)
African Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.437, CiteScore: 1)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 2)
Agricultural and Resource Economics Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.414, CiteScore: 1)
AI EDAM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.375, CiteScore: 1)
AJIL Unbound     Open Access  
AJS Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 322, SJR: 5.587, CiteScore: 4)
Anatolian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.528, CiteScore: 1)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.478, CiteScore: 1)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
animal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.842, CiteScore: 2)
Animal Health Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.69, CiteScore: 2)
Animal Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Actuarial Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Annual of the British School at Athens     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.177, CiteScore: 0)
Annual Review of Applied Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 3.223, CiteScore: 4)
Antarctic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.643, CiteScore: 1)
Antichthon     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Antiquaries J., The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Antiquity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
ANZIAM J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.216, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Psycholinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.945, CiteScore: 2)
APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.404, CiteScore: 2)
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arbor Clinical Nutrition Updates     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Archaeological Dialogues     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.898, CiteScore: 1)
Archaeological Reports     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Architectural History     Full-text available via subscription  
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Art Libraries J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Asian J. of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Asian J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.135, CiteScore: 0)
Asian J. of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.195, CiteScore: 0)
Astin Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.878, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian J. of Organisational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.154, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Environmental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Indigenous Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Rehabilitation Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.161, CiteScore: 0)
Behavioral and Brain Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 1)
Behaviour Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.508, CiteScore: 1)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 181, SJR: 0.976, CiteScore: 2)
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.446, CiteScore: 2)
Biofilms     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bird Conservation Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.581, CiteScore: 1)
BJPsych Advances     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57, SJR: 0.275, CiteScore: 0)
BJPsych Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BJPsych Open     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Brain Impairment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.321, CiteScore: 1)
Breast Cancer Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Britannia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
British Actuarial J.     Full-text available via subscription  
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.133, CiteScore: 1)
British J. for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
British J. of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
British J. of Music Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.564, CiteScore: 1)
British J. Of Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 92, SJR: 1.612, CiteScore: 4)
British J. of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 218, SJR: 4.661, CiteScore: 4)
British J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 229, SJR: 2.844, CiteScore: 3)
Bulletin of Entomological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.805, CiteScore: 2)
Bulletin of Symbolic Logic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 1)
Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Business and Human Rights J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Business Ethics Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.098, CiteScore: 2)
Business History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.347, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge Archaeological J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 154, SJR: 1.121, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge Classical J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Cambridge J. of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cambridge Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 202, SJR: 0.213, CiteScore: 0)
Cambridge Opera J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Entomologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.482, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.624, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Law & Jurisprudence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.237, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Law and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Mathematics / J. canadien de mathématiques     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian J. of Neurological Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.549, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.385, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. on Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.426, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Mathematical Bulletin     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Yearbook of Intl. Law / Annuaire canadien de droit international     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Cardiology in the Young     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.372, CiteScore: 1)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.159, CiteScore: 0)
Children Australia     Partially Free   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.255, CiteScore: 0)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 2.289, CiteScore: 3)
Chinese J. of Agricultural Biotechnology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 0)
Classical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
CNS Spectrums     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.391, CiteScore: 3)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.839, CiteScore: 1)
Communications in Computational Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.048, CiteScore: 2)
Comparative Studies in Society and History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.585, CiteScore: 1)
Compositio Mathematica     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.139, CiteScore: 1)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Continuity and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Dance Research J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 0)
Development and Psychopathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.068, CiteScore: 4)
Dialogue Canadian Philosophical Review/Revue canadienne de philosophie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Diamond Light Source Proceedings     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.471, CiteScore: 1)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.561, CiteScore: 1)
Early China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Early Music History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
East Asian J. on Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.418, CiteScore: 1)
Ecclesiastical Law J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Econometric Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 2.915, CiteScore: 1)
Economics and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.622, CiteScore: 1)
Edinburgh J. of Botany     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Educational and Developmental Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.146, CiteScore: 0)
Eighteenth-Century Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
English Language and Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.52, CiteScore: 1)
English Profile J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
English Today     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Enterprise & Society : The Intl. J. of Business History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.245, CiteScore: 1)
Environment and Development Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.617, CiteScore: 1)
Environmental Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 1.028, CiteScore: 2)
Environmental Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Epidemiology & Infection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.128, CiteScore: 2)
Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.494, CiteScore: 2)
Episteme     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.756, CiteScore: 1)
Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 1)
Ethics & Intl. Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.557, CiteScore: 1)
European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35, SJR: 1.009, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.52, CiteScore: 1)
European J. of Intl. Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European J. of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 0.643, CiteScore: 1)
European Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.816, CiteScore: 2)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Evolutionary Human Sciences     Open Access  
Experimental Agriculture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.647, CiteScore: 4)
Fetal and Maternal Medicine Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Financial History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.238, CiteScore: 1)
Foreign Policy Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Forum of Mathematics, Pi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum of Mathematics, Sigma     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Genetics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.483, CiteScore: 1)
Geological Magazine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.966, CiteScore: 2)
Glasgow Mathematical J.     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 0)
Global Constitutionalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Global Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.965, CiteScore: 2)
Greece & Rome     Partially Free   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Hague J. on the Rule of Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.271, CiteScore: 1)
Harvard Theological Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Health Economics, Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 1)
Hegel Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
High Power Laser Science and Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.901, CiteScore: 3)
Historical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 1)
History in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Horizons     Partially Free   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.916, CiteScore: 1)
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.97, CiteScore: 3)
Intl. & Comparative Law Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 259, SJR: 0.369, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Annals of Criminology     Full-text available via subscription  
Intl. J. of Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Astrobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Cultural Property     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.253, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Disability Management Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Law in Context     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.275, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Legal Information     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 341)
Intl. J. of Microwave and Wireless Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. J. of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 73, SJR: 0.434, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. J. of Technology Assessment in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.714, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Labor and Working-Class History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 108, SJR: 8.527, CiteScore: 5)
Intl. Psychogeriatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.048, CiteScore: 2)
Intl. Review of Social History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.315, CiteScore: 1)
Intl. Review of the Red Cross     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 0)
Intl. Theory: A J. of Intl. Politics, Law and Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 2.293, CiteScore: 2)
Iraq     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Irish Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Irish J. of Psychological Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.221, CiteScore: 0)
Israel Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Italian Political Science Review / Rivista Italiana di Scienza Politica     Hybrid Journal  
Itinerario     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.158, CiteScore: 0)
J. of African History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.348, CiteScore: 1)
J. of African Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Agricultural and Applied Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Agricultural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.563, CiteScore: 1)
J. of American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.164, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Anglican Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Applied Animal Nutrition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Asian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Benefit-Cost Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
J. of Biosocial Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.48, CiteScore: 1)
J. of British Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.246, CiteScore: 0)

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Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.97
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 43  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0899-823X - ISSN (Online) 1559-6834
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  • ICE volume 41 issue 1 Cover and Front matter
    • PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.356
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • ICE volume 41 issue 1 Cover and Back matter
    • PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.357
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens associated with adult
           healthcare-associated infections: Summary of data reported to the National
           Healthcare Safety Network, 2015–2017
    • Authors: Lindsey M. Weiner-Lastinger; Sheila Abner, Jonathan R. Edwards, Alexander J. Kallen, Maria Karlsson, Shelley S. Magill, Daniel Pollock, Isaac See, Minn M. Soe, Maroya S. Walters, Margaret A. Dudeck
      Pages: 1 - 18
      Abstract: Objective:Describe common pathogens and antimicrobial resistance patterns for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that occurred during 2015–2017 and were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).Methods:Data from central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), ventilator-associated events (VAEs), and surgical site infections (SSIs) were reported from acute-care hospitals, long-term acute-care hospitals, and inpatient rehabilitation facilities. This analysis included device-associated HAIs reported from adult location types, and SSIs among patients ≥18 years old. Percentages of pathogens with nonsusceptibility (%NS) to selected antimicrobials were calculated for each HAI type, location type, surgical category, and surgical wound closure technique.Results:Overall, 5,626 facilities performed adult HAI surveillance during this period, most of which were general acute-care hospitals with
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.296
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens associated with pediatric
           healthcare-associated infections: Summary of data reported to the National
           Healthcare Safety Network, 2015–2017
    • Authors: Lindsey M. Weiner-Lastinger; Sheila Abner, Andrea L. Benin, Jonathan R. Edwards, Alexander J. Kallen, Maria Karlsson, Shelley S. Magill, Daniel Pollock, Isaac See, Minn M. Soe, Maroya S. Walters, Margaret A. Dudeck
      Pages: 19 - 30
      Abstract: Objective:To describe common pathogens and antimicrobial resistance patterns for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) among pediatric patients that occurred in 2015–2017 and were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).Methods:Antimicrobial resistance data were analyzed for pathogens implicated in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), ventilator-associated pneumonias (VAPs), and surgical site infections (SSIs). This analysis was restricted to device-associated HAIs reported from pediatric patient care locations and SSIs among patients
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.297
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Klebsiella+pneumoniae+in+a+rehabilitation+center:+An+unusual+source+and+route+of+transmission&rft.title=Infection+Control+and+Hospital+Epidemiology&rft.issn=0899-823X&rft.date=2020&rft.volume=41&rft.spage=31&rft.epage=36&rft.aulast=Boonstra&rft.aufirst=Marrit&rft.au=Marrit+B.+Boonstra&rft.au=Dorien+C.+M.+Spijkerman,+Anne+F.+Voor+in+‘t+holt,+Rob+J.+van+der+Laan,+Lonneke+G.+M.+Bode,+Wim+van+Vianen,+Corné+H.+W.+Klaassen,+Margreet+C.+Vos,+Juliëtte+A.+Severin&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/ice.2019.304">An outbreak of ST307 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)–producing
           Klebsiella pneumoniae in a rehabilitation center: An unusual source and
           route of transmission
    • Authors: Marrit B. Boonstra; Dorien C. M. Spijkerman, Anne F. Voor in ‘t holt, Rob J. van der Laan, Lonneke G. M. Bode, Wim van Vianen, Corné H. W. Klaassen, Margreet C. Vos, Juliëtte A. Severin
      Pages: 31 - 36
      Abstract: Objective:Nosocomial outbreaks due to multidrug-resistant microorganisms in rehabilitation centers have rarely been reported. We report an outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)–producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (ESBL-K. pneumoniae) on a single ward in a rehabilitation center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Design:Outbreak description.Setting:A 40-bed ward of a rehabilitation center in the Netherlands.Methods:In October 2016, 2 patients were found to be colonized by genetically indistinguishable ESBL-K. pneumoniae isolates. Therefore, an outbreak management team was installed, by whom a contact tracing plan was made. In addition to general outbreak measures, specific measures were formulated to allow continuation of the rehabilitation process. Also, environmental cultures were taken. Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis and amplification fragment-length polymorphism were used to determine strain relatedness. Selected isolates were subjected to whole-genome multilocus sequence typing.Results:The outbreak lasted 8 weeks. In total, 14 patients were colonized with an ESBL-K. pneumoniae, of whom 11 patients had an isolate belonging to sequence type 307. Overall, 163 environmental cultures were taken. Several sites of a household washing machine were repeatedly found to be contaminated with the outbreak strain. This machine was used to wash lifting slings and patient clothing contaminated with feces. The outbreak was contained after taking the machine temporarily out of service and implementing a reinforced and adapted protocol on the use of this machine.Conclusion:We conclude that in this outbreak, the route of transmission of the outbreak strain via the household washing machine played a major role.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.304
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Health outcomes attributable to carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae
           infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Authors: Dalton R. Budhram; Stephen Mac, Joanna M. Bielecki, Samir N. Patel, Beate Sander
      Pages: 37 - 43
      Abstract: Background:Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) pose a significant global health threat.Objective:To conduct a systematic review of health outcomes and long-term sequelae attributable to CPE infection.Methods:We followed PRISMA reporting guidelines and published our review protocol on PROSPERO (CRD42018097357). We searched Medline, Embase, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library. We included primary studies with a carbapenem-susceptible control group in high-income countries, published in English. Quality appraisal was completed using Joanna Briggs Institute checklists. We qualitatively summarized frequently reported outcomes and conducted a meta-analysis.Results:Our systematic review identified 8,671 studies; 17 met the eligibility criteria for inclusion. All studies reported health outcomes; none reported health-related quality-of-life. Most studies were from Europe (65%), were conducted in teaching or university-affiliated hospitals (76%), and used case-control designs (53%). Mortality was the most commonly reported consequence of CPE-infections; in-hospital mortality was most often reported (62%). Our meta-analysis (n = 5 studies) estimated an absolute risk difference (ARD) for in-hospital bloodstream infection mortality of 0.25 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.17–0.32). Duration of antibiotic therapy (range, 4–29.7 vs 1–23.6 days) and length of hospital stay (range, 21–87 vs 15–43 days) were relatively higher for CPE-infected patients than for patients infected with carbapenem-susceptible pathogens. Most studies (82%) met >80% of their respective quality appraisal criteria.Conclusions:The risk of in-hospital mortality due to CPE bloodstream infection is considerably greater than carbapenem-susceptible bloodstream infection (ARD, 0.25; 95% CI, 0.17–0.32). Health outcome studies associated with CPE infection are focused on short-term (eg, in-hospital) outcomes; long-term sequelae and quality-of-life are not well studied.Trial Registration:PROSPERO (CRD42018097357).
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.282
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • C.+difficile+infections+within+the+Veterans+Health+Administration+hospitals:+An+analysis+of+the+effect+of+molecular+testing,+time+to+testing,+and+mandatory+reporting&rft.title=Infection+Control+and+Hospital+Epidemiology&rft.issn=0899-823X&rft.date=2020&rft.volume=41&rft.spage=44&rft.epage=51&rft.aulast=Sumon&rft.aufirst=Zarchi&rft.au=Zarchi+E.+Sumon&rft.au=Alan+J.+Lesse,+John+A.+Sellick,+Sheldon+Tetewsky,+Kari+A.+Mergenhagen&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/ice.2019.281">Temporal trends of inpatient C. difficile infections within the Veterans
           Health Administration hospitals: An analysis of the effect of molecular
           testing, time to testing, and mandatory reporting
    • Authors: Zarchi E. Sumon; Alan J. Lesse, John A. Sellick, Sheldon Tetewsky, Kari A. Mergenhagen
      Pages: 44 - 51
      Abstract: Background:Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a reportable hospital metric associated with significant healthcare expenditures. The epidemiology of CDI is pivotal to the implementation of preventative measures.Objective:To portray temporal CDI trends in Veterans Health Administration (VA) hospitals.Design:A retrospective analysis of veterans who had stool testing for C. difficile.Setting:VA acute-care hospitals within the continental United States.Methods:Data were mined from the VA’s Corporate Data Warehouse. CDI is reported per 10,000 patient days.Results:From 2006 to 2016, 472,346 patients had C. difficile testing. Overall, decreases in incidence of total CDI (16.81 to 13.66) and hospital-onset healthcare facility-associated (HO-HCFA) CDI (10.87 to 6.41) were observed. Temporal increases in the incidence of total and HO-HCFA CDI were associated with the increased use of molecular testing (P < .0001). Decreased use of fluoroquinolones (P < .0001), clindamycin (P = .0006), and third-generation cephalosporins (P = .0002) correlated with decreased rates of CDI, but VA mandatory reporting did not influence CDI rates (P = .24). The overall crude 30-day mortality of patients with CDI decreased from 2.17 deaths per 10,000 patient days in 2006 to 1.41 in 2016. The frequency of International Classification of Disease, Ninth/Tenth Revision (ICD-9/10) discharge diagnosis for CDI was 73.3%.Conclusion:Molecular testing was associated with increased incidence of CDI. Controlling CDI is likely multifactorial. Although the VA initiative to report cases of hospital-acquired CDI was not significant in our model, the advent of stewardship programs throughout the VA and reductions in the use of third-generation cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, and clindamycin were significantly associated with reduced rates of CDI.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.281
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Clostridioides+difficile+infection&rft.title=Infection+Control+and+Hospital+Epidemiology&rft.issn=0899-823X&rft.date=2020&rft.volume=41&rft.spage=52&rft.epage=58&rft.aulast=Musuuza&rft.aufirst=Jackson&rft.au=Jackson+S.+Musuuza&rft.au=Linda+McKinley,+Julie+A.+Keating,+Chidi+Obasi,+Mary+Jo+Knobloch,+Christopher+Crnich,+Charlesnika+T.+Evans,+Martin+E.+Evans,+Daniel+Livorsi,+Daniel+J.+Morgan,+Eli+N.+Perencevich,+Heather+Schacht+Reisinger,+Marin+L.+Schweizer,+Katie+J.+Suda,+Loretta+A.+Simbartl,+Nasia+Safdar&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/ice.2019.290">Correlation of prevention practices with rates of health care-associated
           Clostridioides difficile infection
    • Authors: Jackson S. Musuuza; Linda McKinley, Julie A. Keating, Chidi Obasi, Mary Jo Knobloch, Christopher Crnich, Charlesnika T. Evans, Martin E. Evans, Daniel Livorsi, Daniel J. Morgan, Eli N. Perencevich, Heather Schacht Reisinger, Marin L. Schweizer, Katie J. Suda, Loretta A. Simbartl, Nasia Safdar
      Pages: 52 - 58
      Abstract: Objective:We examined Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) prevention practices and their relationship with hospital-onset healthcare facility-associated CDI rates (CDI rates) in Veterans Affairs (VA) acute-care facilities.Design:Cross-sectional study.Methods:From January 2017 to February 2017, we conducted an electronic survey of CDI prevention practices and hospital characteristics in the VA. We linked survey data with CDI rate data for the period January 2015 to December 2016. We stratified facilities according to whether their overall CDI rate per 10,000 bed days of care was above or below the national VA mean CDI rate. We examined whether specific CDI prevention practices were associated with an increased risk of a CDI rate above the national VA mean CDI rate.Results:All 126 facilities responded (100% response rate). Since implementing CDI prevention practices in July 2012, 60 of 123 facilities (49%) reported a decrease in CDI rates; 22 of 123 facilities (18%) reported an increase, and 41 of 123 (33%) reported no change. Facilities reporting an increase in the CDI rate (vs those reporting a decrease) after implementing prevention practices were 2.54 times more likely to have CDI rates that were above the national mean CDI rate. Whether a facility’s CDI rates were above or below the national mean CDI rate was not associated with self-reported cleaning practices, duration of contact precautions, availability of private rooms, or certification of infection preventionists in infection prevention.Conclusions:We found considerable variation in CDI rates. We were unable to identify which particular CDI prevention practices (i.e., bundle components) were associated with lower CDI rates.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.290
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Impact of a Central-Line Insertion Site Assessment (CLISA) score on
           localized insertion site infection to prevent central-line–associated
           bloodstream infection (CLABSI)
    • Authors: Shruti K. Gohil; Jennifer Yim, Kathleen Quan, Maurice Espinoza, Deborah J. Thompson, Allen P. Kong, Bardia Bahadori, Tom Tjoa, Chris Paiji, Scott Rudkin, Syma Rashid, Suzie S. Hong, Linda Dickey, Mohamad N. Alsharif, William C. Wilson, Alpesh N. Amin, Justin Chang, Usme Khusbu, Susan S. Huang
      Pages: 59 - 66
      Abstract: Objective:To assess the impact of a newly developed Central-Line Insertion Site Assessment (CLISA) score on the incidence of local inflammation or infection for CLABSI prevention.Design:A pre- and postintervention, quasi-experimental quality improvement study.Setting and participants:Adult inpatients with central venous catheters (CVCs) hospitalized in an intensive care unit or oncology ward at a large academic medical center.Methods:We evaluated CLISA score impact on insertion site inflammation and infection (CLISA score of 2 or 3) incidence in the baseline period (June 2014–January 2015) and the intervention period (April 2015–October 2017) using interrupted times series and generalized linear mixed-effects multivariable analyses. These were run separately for days-to-line removal from identification of a CLISA score of 2 or 3. CLISA score interrater reliability and photo quiz results were evaluated.Results:Among 6,957 CVCs assessed 40,846 times, percentage of lines with CLISA score of 2 or 3 in the baseline and intervention periods decreased by 78.2% (from 22.0% to 4.7%), with a significant immediate decrease in the time-series analysis (P < .001). According to the multivariable regression, the intervention was associated with lower percentage of lines with a CLISA score of 2 or 3, after adjusting for age, gender, CVC body location, and hospital unit (odds ratio, 0.15; 95% confidence interval, 0.06–0.34; P < .001). According to the multivariate regression, days to removal of lines with CLISA score of 2 or 3 was 3.19 days faster after the intervention (P < .001). Also, line dwell time decreased 37.1% from a mean of 14 days (standard deviation [SD], 10.6) to 8.8 days (SD, 9.0) (P < .001). Device utilization ratios decreased 9% from 0.64 (SD, 0.08) to 0.58 (SD, 0.06) (P = .039).Conclusions:The CLISA score creates a common language for assessing line infection risk and successfully promotes high compliance with best practices in timely line removal.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.291
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Novel risk factors for central-line associated bloodstream infections in
           critically ill children
    • Authors: Charlotte Z. Woods-Hill; Lakshmi Srinivasan, Emily Schriver, Tanya Haj-Hassan, Orysia Bezpalko, Julia S. Sammons
      Pages: 67 - 72
      Abstract: Objective:Central-line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) cause morbidity and mortality in critically ill children. We examined novel and/or modifiable risk factors for CLABSI to identify new potential targets for infection prevention strategies.Methods:This single-center retrospective matched case-control study of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients was conducted in a 60-bed PICU from April 1, 2013, to December 31, 2017. Case patients were in the PICU, had a central venous catheter (CVC), and developed a CLABSI. Control patients were in the PICU for ≥2 days, had a CVC for ≥3 days, and did not develop a CLABSI. Cases and controls were matched 1:4 on age, number of complex chronic conditions, and hospital length of stay.Results:Overall, 72 CLABSIs were matched to 281 controls. Univariate analysis revealed 14 risk factors, and 4 remained significant in multivariable analysis: total number of central line accesses in the 3 days preceding CLABSI (80+ accesses: OR, 4.8; P = .01), acute behavioral health needs (OR, 3.2; P = .02), CVC duration >7 days (8–14 days: OR, 4.2; P = .01; 15–29 days: OR, 9.8; P < .01; 30–59 days: OR, 17.3; P < .01; 60–89 days: OR, 39.8; P < .01; 90+ days: OR, 4.9; P = .01), and hematologic/immunologic disease (OR, 1.5; P = .05).Conclusions:Novel risk factors for CLABSI in PICU patients include acute behavioral health needs and >80 CVC accesses in the 3 days before CLABSI. Interventions focused on these factors may reduce CLABSIs in this high-risk population.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.302
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Incidence and risk factors of non–device-associated pneumonia in an
           acute-care hospital
    • Authors: Paula D. Strassle; Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett, Michael Klompas, Jennifer L. Lund, Paul W. Stewart, Ashley H. Marx, Lauren M. DiBiase, David J. Weber
      Pages: 73 - 79
      Abstract: Objective:To update current estimates of non–device-associated pneumonia (ND pneumonia) rates and their frequency relative to ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP), and identify risk factors for ND pneumonia.Design:Cohort study.Setting:Academic teaching hospital.Patients:All adult hospitalizations between 2013 and 2017 were included. Pneumonia (device associated and non–device associated) were captured through comprehensive, hospital-wide active surveillance using CDC definitions and methodology.Results:From 2013 to 2017, there were 163,386 hospitalizations (97,485 unique patients) and 771 pneumonia cases (520 ND pneumonia and 191 VAP). The rate of ND pneumonia remained stable, with 4.15 and 4.54 ND pneumonia cases per 10,000 hospitalization days in 2013 and 2017 respectively (P = .65). In 2017, 74% of pneumonia cases were ND pneumonia. Male sex and increasing age we both associated with increased risk of ND pneumonia. Additionally, patients with chronic bronchitis or emphysema (hazard ratio [HR], 2.07; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.40–3.06), congestive heart failure (HR, 1.48; 95% CI, 1.07–2.05), or paralysis (HR, 1.72; 95% CI, 1.09–2.73) were also at increased risk, as were those who were immunosuppressed (HR, 1.54; 95% CI, 1.18–2.00) or in the ICU (HR, 1.49; 95% CI, 1.06–2.09). We did not detect a change in ND pneumonia risk with use of chlorhexidine mouthwash, total parenteral nutrition, all medications of interest, and prior ventilation.Conclusion:The incidence rate of ND pneumonia did not change from 2013 to 2017, and 3 of 4 nosocomial pneumonia cases were non–device associated. Hospital infection prevention programs should consider expanding the scope of surveillance to include non-ventilated patients. Future research should continue to look for modifiable risk factors and should assess potential prevention strategies.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.300
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Reported variability in healthcare facility policies regarding healthcare
           personnel working while experiencing influenza-like illnesses: An emerging
           infections network survey
    • Authors: Hilary M. Babcock; Susan E. Beekmann, Satish K. Pillai, Scott Santibanez, Leslie Lee, David T. Kuhar, Angela P. Campbell, Anita Patel, Philip M. Polgreen
      Pages: 80 - 85
      Abstract: Background:Presenteeism, or working while ill, by healthcare personnel (HCP) experiencing influenza-like illness (ILI) puts patients and coworkers at risk. However, hospital policies and practices may not consistently facilitate HCP staying home when ill.Objective and methods:We conducted a mixed-methods survey in March 2018 of Emerging Infections Network infectious diseases physicians, describing institutional experiences with and policies for HCP working with ILI.Results:Of 715 physicians, 367 (51%) responded. Of 367, 135 (37%) were unaware of institutional policies. Of the remaining 232 respondents, 206 (89%) reported institutional policies regarding work restrictions for HCP with influenza or ILI, but only 145 (63%) said these were communicated at least annually. More than half of respondents (124, 53%) reported that adherence to work restrictions was not monitored or enforced. Work restrictions were most often not perceived to be enforced for physicians-in-training and attending physicians. Nearly all (223, 96%) reported that their facility tracked laboratory-confirmed influenza (LCI) in patients; 85 (37%) reported tracking ILI. For employees, 109 (47%) reported tracking of LCI and 53 (23%) reported tracking ILI. For independent physicians, not employed by the facility, 30 (13%) reported tracking LCI and 11 (5%) ILI.Conclusion:More than one-third of respondents were unaware of whether their institutions had policies to prevent HCP with ILI from working; among those with knowledge of institutional policies, dissemination, monitoring, and enforcement of these policies was highly variable. Improving communication about work-restriction policies, as well as monitoring and enforcement, may help prevent the spread of infections from HCP to patients.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.305
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • The learning hospital: From theory to practice in a hospital infection
           prevention program
    • Authors: Olivia C.R. Hess; Meha Srivastava, Rachel Pryor, Amie Patrick, Kaila Cooper, Emily Godbout, Katie Anderson, Michelle Doll, Michael P. Stevens, Robin Hemphill, Michael Edmond, Richard Wenzel, Gonzalo Bearman
      Pages: 86 - 97
      Abstract: The learning hospital is distinguished by ceaseless evolution of erudition, enhancement, and implementation of clinical best practices. We describe a model for the learning hospital within the framework of a hospital infection prevention program and argue that a critical assessment of safety practices is possible without significant grant funding. We reviewed 121 peer-reviewed manuscripts published by the VCU Hospital Infection Prevention Program over 16 years. Publications included quasi-experimental studies, observational studies, surveys, interrupted time series analyses, and editorials. We summarized the articles based on their infection prevention focus, and we provide a brief summary of the findings. We also summarized the involvement of nonfaculty learners in these manuscripts as well as the contributions of grant funding. Despite the absence of significant grant funding, infection prevention programs can critically assess safety strategies under the learning hospital framework by leveraging a diverse collaboration of motivated nonfaculty learners. This model is a valuable adjunct to traditional grant-funded efforts in infection prevention science and is part of a successful horizontal infection control program.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.318
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Sequential use of povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine for cutaneous
           antisepsis: A systematic review
    • Authors: Leonard A. Mermel
      Pages: 98 - 101
      Abstract: Cutaneous antisepsis with chlorhexidine or povidone-iodine, usually with alcohol, has been extensively studied. This review of published studies reveals that sequential use of povidone-iodine and chlorhexidine leads to a greater reduction in the bioburden of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria on the skin, lower risk of intravascular catheter colonization, and lower risk of surgical site infection compared to use of either agent alone. As such, sequential use of cutaneous antiseptic agents may further reduce risk of surgical site infections, as well as infections associated with insertion of transdermal devices such as nephrostomy tubes, left-ventricular assistance devices, and intravascular catheters.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.287
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Antimicrobial stewardship staffing: How much is enough'
    • Authors: Matthew H. Greene; Whitney J. Nesbitt, George E. Nelson
      Pages: 102 - 112
      Abstract: Antimicrobial stewardship improves patient care and reduces antimicrobial resistance, inappropriate use, and adverse outcomes. Despite high-profile mandates for antimicrobial stewardship programs across the healthcare continuum, descriptive data, and recommendations for dedicated resources, including appropriate physician, pharmacist, data analytics, and administrative staffing support, are not robust. This review summarizes the current literature on antimicrobial stewardship staffing and calls for the development of minimum staffing recommendations.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.294
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Introducing a nursing maintenance bundle for patients with pulmonary
           arterial catheters
    • Authors: Michael A. Ben-Aderet; Matthew J. P. Almario, Meghan S. Madhusudhan, Carissa Drucker, Jeffery Luria, Sneha Krishna, Laila Massie, Catherine Bresee, Alice Chan, Jimmy Nguyen, Rekha K. Murthy, Jonathan D. Grein
      Pages: 113 - 115
      Abstract: We undertook a quality improvement project to address challenges with pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) line maintenance in a setting of low-baseline central-line infection rates. We observed a subsequent reduction in Staphylococcal PAC line infections and a trend toward a reduction in overall PAC infection rates over 1 year.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.286
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship practices in
           pediatric long-term care facilities
    • Authors: Candace L. Johnson; Alexandra Hill-Ricciuti, Emily Grohs, Lisa Saiman
      Pages: 116 - 119
      Abstract: Pediatric long-term care facilities were surveyed to assess infection control and antimicrobial stewardship practices. Policies mandated by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) were included. Only 40% of sites reported implementing >90% of surveyed CMS policies. The survey also identified several gaps in non–CMS-mandated policies.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.314
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Comparative assessment of the effectiveness of three disinfection
           protocols for reducing bacterial contamination of stethoscopes
    • Authors: Patricia Sebastian Marcos; Darren Hermes, Mellora Sharman
      Pages: 120 - 123
      Abstract: In a crossover study, 30 stethoscopes were assessed and disinfected using 3 protocols: isopropyl alcohol, a quaternary ammonia or biguanide disinfectant, and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). All protocols effectively reduced bacterial loads, but UVGI was less effective at higher contamination levels (P = .0004). The effectiveness of each intervention was short in duration.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.308
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Mycobacterium+mucogenicum+traced+to+use+of+contaminated+ice+used+for+bronchoalveolar+lavage&rft.title=Infection+Control+and+Hospital+Epidemiology&rft.issn=0899-823X&rft.date=2020&rft.volume=41&rft.spage=124&rft.epage=126&rft.aulast=Bringhurst&rft.aufirst=Judie&rft.au=Judie+Bringhurst&rft.au=David+J.+Weber,+Melissa+B.+Miller,+Melissa+C.+Jones,+M.+Patricia+Rivera,+Jason+Akulian,+William+A.+Rutala,+Emily+E.+Sickbert-Bennett&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/ice.2019.317">A bronchoscopy-associated pseudo-outbreak of Mycobacterium mucogenicum
           traced to use of contaminated ice used for bronchoalveolar lavage
    • Authors: Judie Bringhurst; David J. Weber, Melissa B. Miller, Melissa C. Jones, M. Patricia Rivera, Jason Akulian, William A. Rutala, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett
      Pages: 124 - 126
      Abstract: Clonal Mycobacterium mucogenicum isolates (determined by molecular typing) were recovered from 19 bronchoscopic specimens from 15 patients. None of these patients had evidence of mycobacterial infection. Laboratory culture materials and bronchoscopes were negative for Mycobacteria. This pseudo-outbreak was caused by contaminated ice used to provide bronchoscopic lavage. Control was achieved by transitioning to sterile ice.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.317
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Seasonal, monthly, and yearly variability of surgical site infections at a
           single institution—A report of more than 95,000 procedures
    • Authors: Mackenzie A. Roof; Lorraine Hutzler, Anna Stachel, Scott Friedlander, Michael Phillips, Joseph A. Bosco
      Pages: 127 - 129
      Abstract: To determine whether deep surgical site infection (dSSI) rate exhibits temporal variability, dSSI rates following 98,068 cases were analyzed. The overall dSSI rate decreased significantly between 2009 and 2018. Summer had a significantly greater rate of dSSI than winter. There was no difference in dSSI rate in July versus other months.
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.301
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Challenges and successes in the prevention and control of infectious
           diseases after March and April 2019 floods in Iran
    • Authors: Milad Abdi; Vahid Lohrasbi
      Pages: 130 - 131
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.311
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Reviewers
    • Pages: 132 - 133
      PubDate: 2020-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/ice.2019.355
      Issue No: Vol. 41, No. 1 (2020)
       
 
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