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Q&A with the CDC's Nimalie Stone: A Coordinated Approach to Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes
As a medical epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nimalie Stone ensures seven core elements of stewardship are maintained throughout longterm care: leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting, and education.
Nursing homes of today are what hospitals looked like 10 or 15 years ago.
A University of Colorado School of Medicine hypothesized that the nasal microbiome could be protective against MRSA colonization in some individuals. Reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, Mary Bessenden, MD and colleges looked at 26 persistently MRSA colonized people and 26 non-colonized controls.
Hospital-associated infections can be better identified and contained through technology, a multi-institutional team reports.
MR-PET imaging can reveal inflammation and neurodegeneration in the brain, among other things, and a recent study showed that it can also help determine the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).
With some patients being treated for multiple sclerosis with Aubagio for more than a decade questions have been raised about the safety of the treatment for such a long period of time. Further research has shown it to still be safe for the people who need it most.
It can be easy to look at the treatment of multiple sclerosis and stop at the physical symptoms of the disease. For patients living with the condition their daily lives are about more than the symptoms and making them work within their own individual challenges.
A recent review article provided updated information on classification systems, preventive techniques, pathophysiological mechanisms, and treatment options for postoperative ileus.
A research team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, set out to identify factors associated with variation in hospital hepatopancreatobiliary surgery charges.


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