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Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections Surveillance results: 2016-2017

From April 1st, 2016 to March 31st, 2017, 89 healthcare facilities participated in the surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections, for a combined total of 4,835,605 patient days (Table 1). Together, these facilities reported 66 cases of healthcare-associated MRSA bloodstream infections (HA-MRSA-BSI) acquired during a current or previous hospitalization (categories 1a and 1b…

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Vascular Access–Related Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients: surveillance 2013-2014

From April 1st, 2013, to March 31st, 2014, 44 hemodialysis units took part in the surveillance of vascular access–related bloodstream infections (VARBSIs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients, for a combined total of 54,878 patient-periods (Table 1). Participating units reported 157 VARBSIs in 149 patients. Patient-periods involving a fistula accounted for 44.9% of patient-periods. The VARBSI incidence rate was 0.10 cases per…

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Hospital-Wide Healthcare-associated Bloodstream Infections: surveillance 2013-2014

From April 1st, 2013, to March 31st, 2014, 77 healthcare facilities took part on a voluntary basis in the hospital-wide surveillance of bloodstream infections (BSIs), for a combined total of 4,149,763 patient-days (Table 1). Participating facilities reported 2,689 BSIs in 2,495 patients. The total incidence rate was 5.4 cases per 10,000 patient-days. The incidence rate in 2013-2014 was significantly lower compared…

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Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units: surveillance 2013-2014

From April 1st, 2013, to March 31st, 2014, 70 intensive care units (ICUs) took part in surveillance of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), for a combined total of 132,376 catheter-days (Table 1). Participating ICUs reported 165 CLABSIs in 149 patients. Incidence rates were 0.65 per 1,000 catheter-days in coronary ICUs, 0.71 in teaching adult ICUs, 0.77 in non-teaching adult ICUs, 2.48 in pediatric ICUs…

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Vascular Access–Related Bloodstream Infections in Hemodialysis Patients: surveillance 2015-2016

From April 1st, 2015, to March 31st, 2016, 45 hemodialysis units took part in the surveillance of vascular access–related bloodstream infections (VARBSIs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients, for a combined total of 54,717 patient-periods (Table 1), slightly less than the preceding year. Participating units reported 136 VARBSIs in 129 patients. Patient-periods involving a fistula account for 41.0% of patient-periods. The 2015-2016…

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Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units: Surveillance 2015-2016

From April 1st, 2015, to March 31st, 2016, 66 intensive care units (ICUs) took part in surveillance of central line–associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), for a combined total of 128,035 catheter-days (Table 1). Participating ICUs reported 150 CLABSIs in 139 patients. Incidence rates are 0.70 per 1,000 catheter-days in teaching adult ICUs, 0.42 in non-teaching adult ICUs, 1.95 in pediatric ICUs and 4.15 in neonatal ICUs…

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Hospital-Wide Healthcare-associated Bloodstream Infections: surveillance 2015-2016

From April 1st, 2015, to March 31st, 2016, 87 healthcare facilities took part in the hospital-wide surveillance of bloodstream infections (BSIs), for a combined total of 4,770,053 patient-days (Table 1). Participating facilities reported 3,173 BSIs in 2,948 patients. The total 2015-2016 incidence rate is 5.45 cases per 10,000 patient-days for all facilities participating in 2015-2016, and it is 5.35 for facilities…

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Clostridium difficile–Associated Diarrhea: surveillance 2015-2016

From April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, 95 healthcare facilities participated in the Clostridium difficile–associated diarrhea (CDAD) surveillance program, for a combined total of 5,048,411 inpatient days (Table 1). These participating facilities reported 2,977 cases of healthcare-associated CDAD (HA-CDAD). The incidence rate of HA-CDAD was 5.9 cases per 10,000 patient days. The 2015-2016 incidence rate was significantly lower than……

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Carbapenemase-Producing Gram Negative Bacilli (CPGNB) Infections - surveillance 2015-2016

From April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, 73 healthcare facilities took part in the surveillance of carbapenemase-producing Gram negative bacilli (CPGNB) infections, for a total of 3,749,277 patient days (Table 1). In total, four CPGNB infections were reported among patients who acquired their strain during a current or previous hospital stay in the reporting facility (categories 1a and 1b). The incidence rate of healthcare-associated CPGNB infection (cat. 1a and 1b) was 0.011 per 10,000…

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Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci (VRE) Infections - Surveillance results: 2015-2016

From April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2016, 89 healthcare facilities took part in the surveillance of healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) infections, for a combined total of 4,833,086 patient days (Table 1). In total, 78 VRE infections were reported among patients who contracted strain during a current or previous hospital stay in the reporting facility (categories 1a and 1b). The incidence rate of healthcare-associated VRE infection (cat. 1a and 1b) was 0.16 per 10…

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