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Bloodstream infections acquired in the ICU are potentially preventable. Listen to a discussion on the article, “Epidemiology of ICU-Onset Bloodstream Infection: Prevalence, Pathogens, and Risk Factors Among 150,948 ICU Patients at 85 U.S. Hospitals.” This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.
Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Kenneth Christopher, MD, about his paper published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine, “Relationship Between Neighborhood Poverty Rate and Bloodstream Infections in the Critically Ill.”
Clostrididioides difficile infection (CDI) occurs in about 4% of ICU patients, causing fulminant colitis and death in nearly 60% of symptomatic critically ill patients, so it is imperative for ICU professionals to stay abreast of the evidence-based advancements of CDI management. In June 2021, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America updated their recommendations on the management of CDI in adults. This Concise Critical Appraisal offers a review of the updated guidelines.