References for July 15 to 31, 2014

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jun 25. pii: S0196-6553(14)00728-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.04.017. [Epub ahead of print] A study of the efficacy of flashing lights to increase the salience of alcohol-gel dispensers for improving hand hygiene compliance.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jul;42(7):713-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.03.354. Epub 2014 May 13. Impact of daily chlorhexidine baths and hand hygiene compliance on nosocomial infection rates in critically ill patients.

Fist Bumps Relay Far Fewer Germs Than Handshakes: Study

School-Located Influenza Vaccination Decreases Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza and Improves School Attendance

Reuters Health Information More in New York, New Jersey Infected With Chikungunya: CDC

Movement of Chikungunya Virus into the Western Hemisphere

Chikungunya in the Caribbean as Threat to Europe

Transcontinental Movement of Asian Genotype Chikungunya Virus

Role of Migratory The Study Birds in Spreading Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Turkey

Yersinia pestis in Pulex irritans Fleas during Plague Outbreak, Madagascar

Leptospirosis-Associated Hospitalizations, United States, 1998–2009

Incidence and Risk Factors for the Prozone Phenomenon in Serologic Testing for Syphilis in a Large Cohort

Effectiveness of Clindamycin and Intravenous Immunoglobulin, and Risk of Disease in Contacts, in Invasive Group A Streptococcal Infections

J Med Microbiol. 2014 Jul 22. pii: jmm.0.073163-0. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.073163-0. [Epub ahead of print] Dormant bacteria within Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms have low inflammatory properties and maintain tolerance to vancomycin and penicillin after entering planktonic growth.

Opioid Analgesics Stop the Development of Clostridial Gas Gangrene

Inhaled colistin in patients with bronchiectasis and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection.

Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] Is a single positive blood culture for Enterococcus species representative of infection or contamination?

Ceftaroline in Combination With Trimethoprim-Sulfamethoxazole for Salvage Therapy of Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Endocarditis

Clin Ther. 2014 Jul 10. pii: S0149-2918(14)00319-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2014.05.061. [Epub ahead of print] Antimicrobial Salvage Therapy for Persistent Staphylococcal Bacteremia Using Daptomycin Plus Ceftaroline.

JAMA. 2014 Jul;312(2):145-54. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.7586. Effect of postoperative antibiotic administration on postoperative infection following cholecystectomy for acute calculous cholecystitis: a randomized clinical trial.

Vancomycin, Metronidazole, or Tolevamer for Clostridium difficile Infection: Results From Two Multinational, Randomized, Controlled Trials

Does the use of alcohol-based hand gel sanitizer reduce travellers' diarrhea and gastrointestinal upset? : A preliminary survey

Mycobacterium bovis and cat-to-human transmission in the UK. Health Protec- tion Report. Vol 8, No. 12. London: Pub- lic Health England, 2014.