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  1. IDSA updates guidance for invasive mold infections: 5 things to know

    The Infectious Diseases Society of America recently released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of aspergillosis, an invasive, potentially deadly fungal infection. Here are five things to know about the mold and the IDSA's new guidance. By Heather Punke -
  2. Top 5 Florida hospitals patients would definitely recommend

    The following hospitals in Florida have the highest proportion of patients who reported on their HCAHPS survey that yes, they would definitely recommend the hospital. By Heather Punke -
  3. NIH grants $69.6M to UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    The UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute is getting a financial boost from the National Institutes of Health.  By Kelly Gooch -

Using a sporicidal disinfectant everywhere is not the solution to ongoing Clostridium difficile transmission

Learn rationale behind why facilities need to look at a multi-faceted approach vs. simply a change to a sporicidal disinfectant everywhere.
  1. 8 NYU drug studies gone awry: 6 things to know

    New York University's medical school shut down eight studies associated with an experimental drug and dismissed the head researcher when it found a host of violations, according to The New York Times.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. Elsevier, Cancer Moonshot to team up on developing national benchmarking report

    The White House's National Cancer Moonshot Task Force plans to develop the first-ever benchmark report on U.S. cancer research with the help of Elsevier, an information solutions company that publishes resources like The Lancet.  By Emily Rappleye -
  3. Elizabethkingia outbreak update: 7 questions with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services

    When news of the Elizabethkingia outbreak first hit in March, it was described by media outlets as a mysterious bloodstream infection. Now many Wisconsinites and other Midwesterners are well-acquainted with the cumbersome moniker. Still, mystery surrounding the nature of the infection and the outbreak persist. By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. Yellow fever outbreak: Low vaccine supply forces WHO to reduce dosage

    The World Health Organization plans to use fractional doses of the yellow fever vaccine in certain areas when it conducts an emergency immunization campaign in July to combat the worst yellow fever outbreak seen in parts of Africa in decades, according to the Los Angeles Times. By Brian Zimmerman -

Flowers hospital case study: overcoming emergency department challenges.

Learn how this organization acheived a 20% increase in patient volume, 79% decrease in door-to- provider times, and a 50% decrease in LWOT rates.
  1. 20 confirmed cases of measles now in Arizona

    On Monday, The Arizona Department of Health Services confirmed another case of the measles in the state, bringing the total number of cases associated with the recent outbreak to 20.  By Brian Zimmerman -
  2. Math professors create model to better understand Zika sexual transmission

    A team of researchers from the University of Miami have created a mathematical model to better understand the role of sexual transmission in overall Zika proliferation, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. Getting to know superbugs: C. diff

    In a recent blog, Tru-D looks at the effect that Clostridium difficile has in the healthcare industry and how this infectious disease can be combatted.  By Staff -
  4. Medical devices approved in EU before US have more safety issues, study finds

    Safety issues occur more often in medical devices first approved by the European Union when compared to devices first approved in the U.S., according to a recent study published in The BMJ. By Brian Zimmerman -
  1. Flint water crisis expert to help Miami Valley Hospital investigate elevated lead levels

    Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, wants to know the cause of elevated lead levels in its water supply and has enlisted a Flint, Mich., water crisis expert to help find the answer, according to a Dayton Daily News report.  By Kelly Gooch -
  2. Ending cancer as we know it: VP Biden announces 12 new actions at Cancer Moonshot Summit

    On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden announced new actions to expedite progress toward eliminating cancer during the Cancer Moonshot Summit held at Howard University in Washington, D.C. By Brian Zimmerman -
  3. US News changes quality measurements for upcoming hospital rankings: 5 things to know

    The 2016-17 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals rankings, scheduled to be published in August, will place less emphasis on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Patient Safety Indicators when assessing hospitals for quality. By Brian Zimmerman -
  4. Lab-tested diagnosis needed for patients with long-term diarrhea, researcher says

    Persistent diarrhea is a commonly encountered but poorly recognized and often misunderstood illness, according to Herbert DuPont, MD, director of the Center for Infectious Diseases at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. By Heather Punke -
  5. CDC warns US hospitals of emerging, deadly yeast infection: 7 things to know

    The CDC has issued a clinical alert to healthcare facilities in the U.S. about an emerging, multidrug-resistant yeast called Candida auris that is causing invasive, highly deadly infections across the world. By Heather Punke -
  6. Zika prompts world's top golfer to skip Olympics

    Jason Day, the current No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, said he will not participate in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of the risk of contracting the Zika virus. By Heather Punke -
  7. Is it safe to relax on ICD-10?

    In a recent article, Merge discusses ICD-10 and its lingering effects on customers six months post-implementation.    By Staff -
  8. Researchers report successful Zika vaccine trial in mice

    A study conducted at Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has produced promising results in Zika-infected mice dosed with a purified, inactive of the virus, The Guardian reports. By Max Green -
  9. Rehabilitation therapy doesn't reduce length of stay for ICU patients, study finds

    Previous studies have suggested that providing patients in the intensive care unit with rehabilitation therapy may reduce length of stay, but a study published Tuesday in JAMA found the opposite. By Heather Punke -

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