Puscast References Jul 15 to 31, 2015

Am J Infect Control. 2015 Jul 16. pii: S0196­6553(15)00665­3. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.06.005. [Epub ahead of print] Alcohol handrubbing and chlorhexidine handwashing are equally effective in removing methicillin­resistant Staphylococcus aureus from health care workers' hands: A randomized controlled trial.

‘I don’t want to cause any trouble’: the attitudes of hospital patients towards patient empowerment strategies to reduce healthcare­acquired infections

Student Nurse Scrubs May Carry S. Aureus

Drug­Resistant Microbes Appear More Fit, Virulent

Ebola May Not Always Present With Fever

Long-term sequelae after Ebola virus disease in Bundibugyo, Uganda: a retrospective cohort study

Threading the Needle — How to Stop the HIV Outbreak in Rural Indiana

Vaccine. 2015 Jul 17;33(31):3773­8. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.05.013. Epub 2015 May 18. Guillain­Barré syndrome and influenza vaccines: A meta­analysis.

Vaccine. 2015 Jul 23. pii: S0264­410X(15)00934­2. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2015.07.006. [Epub ahead of print] Prevention of serious events in adults 65 years of age or older: A comparison between high­dose and standard­dose inactivated influenza vaccines.

Association of Oseltamivir Treatment With Virus Shedding, Illness, and Household Transmission of Influenza Viruses

Extensive Nosocomial Transmission of Measles Originating in Cruise Ship Passenger, Sardinia, Italy, 2014

Occupational Exposure to Dromedaries and Risk for MERS-CoV Infection, Qatar, 2013–2014

Nigeria Marks Polio­Free Year, Raising Global Eradication Hopes

Geographic Distribution and Expansion of Human Lyme Disease, United States

Transthoracic Echocardiography Adequate for Ruling Out Infective Endocarditis

Incidence of Infective Endocarditis Due to Viridans Group Streptococci Before and After the 2007 American Heart Association's Prevention Guidelines: An Extended Evaluation of the Olmsted County, Minnesota, Population and Nationwide Inpatient Sample.

Infect Dis Ther. 2015 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print] Daptomycin for the Treatment of Infective Endocarditis: Results from European Cubicin® Outcomes Registry and Experience (EU­CORE).

Comparative Effectiveness of Beta-Lactams Versus Vancomycin for Treatment of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infections Among 122 Hospitals

Predictors of Clinical Success in the Treatment of Patients with Methicillin­ Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Nosocomial Pneumonia (NP).

Is COPD associated with increased mortality and morbidity in hospitalized pneumonia? A systematic review and meta­analysis.

Macrolide-Resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae, United States1

Community-Acquired Pneumonia Requiring Hospitalization among U.S. Adults

Notes from the Field: Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Poona Infections Associated with Pet Turtle Exposure — United States, 2014

Detection and Quantification of Airborne Norovirus During Outbreaks in Healthcare Facilities

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Veterinary Medicine Students — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2015

Accuracy of Presepsin in Sepsis Diagnosis: A Systematic Review and Meta­ Analysis.

Circulating Biomarkers for Discrimination Between Aseptic Joint Failure, Low-Grade Infection, and High-Grade Septic Failure

The search for endocarditis in patients with candidemia: a systematic recommendation for echocardiography? A prospective cohort.

Increasing trend of fluconazole­non­susceptible Cryptococcus neoformans in patients with invasive cryptococcosis: a 12­year longitudinal study.

Humans frequently exposed to a range of non­human primate malaria parasite species through the bites of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes in South­ central Vietnam.

Not every worm wrapped around a stick is a guinea worm: a case of Onchocerca volvulus mimicking Dracunculus medinensis.

Effectiveness of silk fabric underwear as an adjuvant tool in the management of vulvar lichen simplex chronicus: results of a double-blind randomized controlled trial.