Associated Infections

The Surgical Infection Society (SIS) will be hosting a panel discussion on surgical site infection (SSI) prevention on Monday, nurse June 6, viagra 60mg 2011.  The panel will be discussing the latest data and guidelines and will answer questions. The event will be moderated by Lena Napolitano, MD, Past-President, Surgical Infection Society; Professor of Surgery at […]

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A study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons on May 20, 2011 reveals that abdominal subcutaneous fat is an independent predictor of superficial incisional surgical site infections (SSI) after midline laparotomy procedures. The researchers’ hypothesis was that morphometric measures of midline subcutaneous fat would be associated with an increased risk […]

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The California Hospital Association (CHA) has filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to stop the implementation of new public reporting requirements for surgical site infections (SSI). The lawsuit was filed Thursday, May 26, 2011. At issue are SSI public reporting requirements mandated by the CDPH in the state’s revised All […]

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The Hawaii State Legislature has passed legislation requiring mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). H.B. 889 (2011) aims to “ensure that Hawaii is consistent with the efforts of federal agencies to control health care-associated infections.” The legislation was passed on April 12, 2011 and was transmitted to the Governor on May 6, 2011. It is […]

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A study presented in the April 2011 edition of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery investigated the factors associated with complications in HIV-infected children undergoing surgical procedures. The researchers conducted a prospective study of HIV-infected children who were younger than 60 months old who had a surgical procedure performed at a tertiary referral pediatric hospital. Eighty-two […]

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The Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR) has recently released a report pertaining to the state’s Healthcare Acquired Infection (HAI) Reporting Program.  The report contains HAI data for the 2009-2010 reporting period. The Oregon legislature passed the state’s mandatory reporting law in 2007.  Known as House Bill 2524 (HB 2524), the law assigned […]

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[linkedin_share style=”none”] [fbshare type=”button” float=”right”] In a study published in the May online version of Archives of Surgery, researchers from Johns Hopkins University measured the effect of obesity on surgical site infection (SSI) rates and the associated costs of SSIs for patients having colorectal surgery. The study was retrospective using administrative claims data obtained from Blue Cross […]

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As part of their strategic planning efforts, order the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has recently decided to use LinkedIn as the social media platform for their Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) campaign. “HP2020 provides science-based, 10-year national objectives to help Americans attain high-quality, longer lives, free of preventable diseases, disability, injury, and […]

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