Category: Journal Club

Infectious Diseases Journal Club – Should Patients with CAUTI Receive Early Empiric Antibiotics?

On 10/17/2017, Dr. Ashraf discussed an interesting study during UNMC Infectious Diseases Division Journal Club. The study entitled, “Empirical Antibiotic Treatment Does Not Improve Outcomes in Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: Prospective Cohort Study” was conducted in Israel and published in the Journal Clinical Infectious Diseases in August 2017. In this prospective observational cohort study, the authors studied […]

Nov 8, 2017

ID Journal Club – Highlights C. difficile Infections

Content and review by Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld C. difficile infection (CDI) is a difficult to control pathogen and the contribution of aggressive infection control practices and antibiotic stewardship have generally been assessed in single hospitals over short periods of time. This study evaluated the impact of advanced infection control practices and an aggressive national […]

Nov 1, 2017