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In the fight against germs, NJ healthcare facilities get smarter

The Star-Ledger, March 14, 2014
The timbre of Curt Lindberg's voice changes when he tells the story, slowing a bit. It was 2011, and he had just spent three years working in Atlantic City with a team of experts at the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's dialysis unit on a problem that has plagued the medical community since the late '90s: multidrug-resistant infections, the type caused by superbugs so virulent that even some of the most lethal cocktails of antibiotics can't stop them. The problem, as he and his team viewed it, was complex, but not unsolvable. Their work, which was published in 2013 in the American Journal of Infection Control, led to an 88 percent reduction in bloodstream infections.