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Inconsistency seen as barrier to stopping resistant bacteria

Hospitals around the country vary considerably in how they define and address an important class of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, and this inconsistency may be contributing...
Chicken pox vaccine saving children's lives

Well-child visits make lots of kids sick

New research shows that well-child doctor appointments for annual exams and vaccinations are associated with an increased risk of flu-like illnesses in children and...

Patient isolation associated with hospital delirium

A new study finds that patients who are moved into isolation during a hospital stay are nearly twice as likely to develop delirium, a potentially dangerous change in mental status that often affects hospital patients. Pat...

MRSA carriage rates vary widely in nursing homes, study finds

A study published in the January 2011 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology finds that a high percentage of nursing home residents carry Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and suggests that some nursing homes could be...

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