This analysis uses proprietary administrative data to estimate patterns of inpatient antibiotic usage in the United States from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2012.
Reuter and colleagues describe an improved genetic technique to confirm or refute outbreaks in hospitals and the community, and the research is further elucidated in the accompanying Invited Commentary.
This quasi-experimental controlled study investigates the effect of detecting and isolating Clostridium difficile asymptomatic carriers at hospital admission on the incidence of health care–associated C difficile infection in a Canadian acute care facility.
This retrospective cohort study supports the use of antibiotic stewardship as a means of preventing Clostridium difficile infection.
Wang et al identify current patterns of antibiotic use and explore the reasons for inappropriate prescription in primary health care settings in China.
MacLaren et al evaluate the occurrence and risk factors for gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pneumonia, and CDI in critically ill patients. Gross provides an Invited Commentary.