1. The Importance of Nasal Decolonization for Infection Control

    July 8, 2016

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, Hospital acquired infections (HAIs), including the infections caused by Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), are costing hospitals more than $30 billion per year. New federal health care rules are also reducing reimbursements to hospitals for HAI treatment.Studies show that nasal carriage plays a major role in HAI and Surgical […]


  2. Study: Underlying Reasons Associated with Hospital Readmission Following Surgery in USA

    July 8, 2015

    Originally published in JAMA February 2015Financial penalties for readmission have been expanded beyond medical conditions to include surgical procedures. Hospitals are working to reduce readmissions; however, little is known about the reasons for surgical readmission.The most common reason for unplanned readmission was surgical site infection (SSI) overall (19.5%) and also after colectomy or proctectomy (25.8%), […]


  3. Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    Study: Staphylococcus aureus infections following knee and hip prosthesis insertion procedures

    June 9, 2015

    From the Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection ControlThe impact of surgical site infections (SSIs) following prosthesis procedures is devastating, often leading to higher mortality, prolonged hospitalizations, frequent readmissions, and increased costs and overall healthcare burden. According to the United States (US) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), SSI rates following total knee or hip arthroplasty procedures performed […]



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