Disparities in central line-associated bloodstream infection and catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates: An exploratory analysis
This retrospective review of 4-year surveillance data revealed a higher central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rate in non-Hispanic Black patients and higher catheter-associated uri
My winding journey to a career in hospital epidemiology: Serendipity, detours and opportunities
The term “hospital epidemiology” was not in my lexicon when I began my career in infectious diseases (ID) in 1977.
Central-line-associated bloodstream infections secondary to anaerobes: Time for a definition change?
Primary central-line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) pathogenesis occurs via 1 of 2 mechanisms: bacteria on the skin migrate along the external surface of the catheter from the catheter e
Surgical Site Infection Prevention: A Review
Surgical site infections affect approximately 0.5% to 3% of patients undergoing surgery and are associated with longer hospital stays than patients with no surgical site infections.
Comparison of metrics used to track central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) across a regional network
The paradoxical relationship between standardized infection ratio and standardized utilization ratio for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in contrast to central-line-associated
Colon surgical-site infections and the impact of "present at the time of surgery (PATOS)" in a large network of community hospitals
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most common healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the United States and account for almost a quarter of all HAIs
Surgical site infection trends in community hospitals from 2013 to 2018
Sparse recent data are available on the epidemiology of surgical site infections (SSIs) in community hospitals.