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Recent Advances in Investigation, Prevention, and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)


Publishing date
01 Jan 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
30 Aug 2019

Lead Editor

1Harvard University, Boston, USA

2Stanford University, Stanford, USA

3Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, USA

4Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, USA

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Recent Advances in Investigation, Prevention, and Management of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to pose a major challenge to healthcare professionals in all healthcare settings. On any given day, about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) in the United States alone. Globally, the HAI rates are generally significantly higher. HAIs cause significant morbidity and mortality. Recognition of the burden and cost to patients, hospitals and healthcare systems, and preventability of HAIs has resulted in new initiatives to improve evidence-based infection prevention practices and new research to better understand the pathogenesis of HAIs and to develop novel approaches to prevention.

Although substantial progress in HAI prevention has been made over the past decade, many opportunities for improvement remain and new challenges continue to arise. Pathogens do not require a visa to travel internationally. We have seen more common pathogen threats in different parts of the world and should benefit from a collective sharing of recent advances in investigation, prevention, and management of HAIs from the international community.

The aim and the scope of this special issue is to provide a dedicated platform to encourage international infection preventionists, researchers, and policy makers to summarize and share where they achieved evidence-based progress or made significant discovery/innovation in investigating, surveillance of, and preventing healthcare-associated infections. The hospital infection prevention practitioners and directors in developing countries are especially welcome to submit. High-quality original research and holistic review articles of the current state of the art are also encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Effective and efficient surveillance methods especially for hand hygiene compliance, early detection of MDRO outbreak, and other preventable HAIs
  • Advances in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), surgical site infection (SSI), and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
  • Improving risk adjustment for HAIs
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis of various infection prevention approaches
  • Molecular epidemiology approach in investigating HAIs
  • Epidemiology, pathogenesis, and prevention of HAIs in settings across the spectrum of healthcare (acute, primary, extended care, etc.)
  • Evidence-based new technologies and products in HAI prevention
  • Initiation and management of multisite research including study design and meaningful analysis for practice improvement

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8278943
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Air Purification Methods in Operating Rooms of Chinese Hospitals

Bingli Zhang | Liuyi Li | ... | Huixue Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5734718
  • - Review Article

Probiotics Used for Postoperative Infections in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Chongxiang Chen | Tianmeng Wen | Qingyu Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1468457
  • - Research Article

Characteristics and Management of Spinal Tuberculosis in Tuberculosis Endemic Area of Guizhou Province: A Retrospective Study of 597 Patients in a Teaching Hospital

Peng Wang | Wenbo Liao | ... | Yi Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7940468
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Microbiological Monitoring Results from Three Types of Sampling Methods after Gastrointestinal Endoscope Reprocessing

Su Ma | Lili Feng | ... | Hongzhi Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1437806
  • - Research Article

Kinetic of Adhesion of S. epidermidis with Different EPS Production on Ti6Al4V Surfaces

Miguel Ángel Pacha-Olivenza | Abraham Rodríguez-Cano | ... | Amparo M. Gallardo-Moreno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6320261
  • - Research Article

Prevalence of Tongue Cleaning Using a Toothbrush: A Questionnaire Survey in Fukui Prefecture, Japan

Shinpei Matsuda | Takehisa Saito | ... | Kazuo Sano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9718705
  • - Research Article

The Change of Laboratory Tests Could Be Predictive Factors for Infection after McKeown Esophagogastrectomy

Chongxiang Chen | Tianmeng Wen | Qingyu Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8190475
  • - Research Article

Bloodstream Infection and Its Clinical Characteristics and Relevant Factors Associated with Interventional Therapy in a Large Tertiary Hospital: A Six Years Surveillance Study

Yanling Bai | Zhigang Zheng | ... | Jijiang Suo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2010453
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Drug Susceptibility of Microorganisms in Odontogenic Inflammations and Dental Surgery Procedures Performed on an Outpatient Basis

Mateusz Bogacz | Tadeusz Morawiec | ... | Anna Mertas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1049575
  • - Research Article

Gold Standard Evaluation of an Automatic HAIs Surveillance System

Beatriz Villamarín-Bello | Berta Uriel-Latorre | ... | Daniel Glez-Peña
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