Tag: bacteria

1. Gut Bacterial Species Shown to Lower Fecal and Serum Cholesterol Levels in Humans Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) High serum cholesterol levels have been linked to cardiovascular disease, the cause of 1 in 4 deaths in all industrialized countries. Reducing cholesterol transport in the intestine, as demonstrated by ezetimibe, a...
Image: PD  1. Surgeons who retained their outer glove 1 hour into the case had higher glove contamination rate than surgeons who exchanged their outer glove (23% vs 13%).  2. Cloth gowns had a higher rate of baseline bacterial contamination (40.6% vs 12.9%) than paper gowns, and had higher rate of...
Image: PD 1. In an outpatient pediatrics setting, the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program decreased the prescription of broad-spectrum antibiotics from 26.8% to 14.3%.  2. The prescription of antibiotics for streptococcal pharyngitis or viral infections did not change significanty from baseline with implementation of the antimicrobial stewardship program.  Evidence Rating Level:...
Image: PD  1. Universal decolonization of ICU patients was superior to targeted decolonization. It reduced the likelihood of MRSA infection in the ICU by 37% and reduced the risk of any bloodstream infection by 44%.  2.  Universal decontamination can be adopted by most hospitals, as the effects of universal decontamination were...