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Infection Prevention Expert Insights

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As hospital clinicians, we deal with infection on a daily basis from identification, to infection control measures for the patient, drug therapy selection, and monitoring. In every hospital system, you have an ebb and flow of infectious organisms that may be encountered in a certain area of the…
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When rates of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) began to increase at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, clinical pharmacist Alex Ganetsky, PharmD, and his colleagues at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center decided to administer oral vancomycin to bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients — who are…
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has proven to be a unique and challenging organism to both manage with infection control strategies and treat pharmacologically. The organism was originally identified as a transmittable vector from primarily healthcare facilities but over time has…
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Many intensive care units (ICUs) across the U.S. have instituted antiseptic bath protocols for prevention of healthcare associated infections. These protocols have included the use of various products, but traditionally 2% chlorhexidine and simple soap and water have been the products of first…
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