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Web Exclusive: CABG Procedures Down 30%, Stenting Flat
One reason that percutaneous coronary interventions did not increase between 2001 and 2008 as expected, may be because...
Web Exclusive: Infection Prevention Pilot Slashes CLABSI by 35%
Hospitals participating in a project to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections are demonstrating that...
Web Exclusive: Early Removal of Pediatric Catheters Key to Infection Prevention
The incidence of bloodstream infections in children with peripherally inserted central venous catheters can be reduced...
Web Exclusive: MRSA Screenings of ICU Patients Can Reduce Hospital Costs
Aggressive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening of patients upon admission to the intensive care unit...
Web Exclusive: Hospital's infection fight is an 'obsession'
Today marks the 600th consecutive day that Stafford has gone without a MRSA infection. Patients may be sick when...
Web Exclusive: Whooping cough cases rising in Vt.
The Vermont Department of Health has alerted health care providers across the state about a rising number of cases of...
Web Exclusive: Infection rates rise at WNY hospitals
Despite a trend statewide among hospitals lowering rates of infection, Western New York hospitals have seen rates...
Web Exclusive: Superbugs linked to premature baby deaths
Doctors at University College Hospital last month found bacteria on the unit that were resistant to antibiotics...
Web Exclusive: Peptic Ulcer Hospitalizations Plummet, Says CDC
The age-adjusted rate of hospitalization for patients diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease decreased by 21% between...
National Database Needed for HAI Tracking
HealthLeaders Media QualityLeaders - July 15, 2010 | National Database Needed for HAI...