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The CDC funded Prevention Epicenters are dedicated to advancing prevention research that leads toward CDC’s goal to eliminate Healthcare Associated Infections.  Read about the current progress being made toward that goal as we spotlight Multicenter Prevention Epicenter Projects and Preliminary Research Findings presented at ID Week.

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Spotlight on Recent Abstracts and Presentations

Researchers from the 5 Prevention Epicenters will be presenting their findings on Health Care Associated Prevention Research at ID Week 2014, October 8th-12th in Philadelphia, PA.  ID Week 2014, Advancing Science-Improving Care, will feature the latest in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and epidemiology of infectious diseases. Click the links below to view full abstracts developed from the latest Prevention Epicenter research.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Hayden M, Lolans K, Haffenreffer K, Avery T, Kleinman K, Li H, Kaganov R, Lankiewicz J, Moody J, Septimus E, Weinstein R, Hickok J, Jernigan J, Perlin J, Huang S, Platt R
Chlorhexidine (CHG) and mupirocin susceptibility of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates in the REDUCE MRSA trial
Session: Oral Abstract Session: Epidemiology of MRSA and Impact of Control Interventions
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 111-AB
October 10, 2014; 10:45 AM

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay J, Zaoutis T, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker W, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E and the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.
Duration of Colonization with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Determinants of More Rapid Clearance of Colonization
Session: Poster Abstract Session: MRSA and VRE
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC
October 9, 2014

Cluzet VC, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E and The CDC Prevention Epicenters Program.
Prevalence and Epidemiology of Mupirocin Resistance Among Those Colonized with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Community.
Session: Poster Abstract Session: MRSA and VRE
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC
October 9, 2014

Clostridium Difficile Infection

Caroff DA, Edelstein PH, Hamilton K, Pegues DA
The relationship of Bristol Stool Scale to Clostridium difficile infection
Session: Poster Abstract Session: Clostridium difficile Infection: Epidemiology, Presentation, Treatment
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC
October 11, 2014

Surgical Site Infections

Huang S, Septimus E, hayden M, Kleinman K, Sturtevant J, Avery T, Moody J, Hickok J, Lankiewicz J, Gombosev A, Kaganov R, Haffenreffer K, Jernigan J, Perlin J, Platt R, Weinstein R
Impact of Body Surface Decolonization on Bacteriuria and Candiduria in a Cluster-Randomized Trial of Intensive Care Units
Session: Poster Abstract Session: Fungal Infections
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC
October 11, 2014

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Klompas M, Anderson D, Trick W, Babcock H, Sinkowitz- Cochran R, Ely W, Jernigan J, Magill S, Lyles R, O’Neil C, Balas M, Murphy M, Cox C, Lautenbach E, Sexton D, Fraser V, Weinstein R, Platt R 
The Preventability of Ventilator-Associated Events:   The CDC Prevention Epicenters’ Wake Up and Breathe Collaborative
Session: Oral Abstract Session: SHEA Featured Abstract
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: Terrace Ballroom-I, II, III, IV
October 10, 2014: 4:30 PM

Blood Stream Infections

Hickok J, Moody J, Kleinman K, Avery T, Huang S, Bienvenu S, Perlin J, Platt R, Septimus E
Rapid Dissemination of Universal Decolonization in Adult Intensive Care Units (ICUs) Reduces Healthcare-Associated (HA) Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in over 100 Community Hospitals in a Single Healthcare System
Session: Oral Abstract Session: CLABSI: Surveillance and Prevention
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 107-AB
October 11, 2014; 9:30am

Technology, Surveillance, and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Baker M, Huang S, Letourneau A, Kaganov R, Peeples J, Drees M, Yokoe D, for the CDC Prevention Epicenters
How Do Hospitals Detect Outbreaks?
Session: Poster Abstract Session: Outbreaks
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC
October 10, 2014

Cluzet VC, Gerber JS, Nachamkin I, Metlay J, Zaoutis T, Julian KG, Royer D, Linkin DR, Coffin SE, Margolis DJ, Hollander JE, Mistry RD, Gavin LJ, Tolomeo P, Wise JA, Wheeler MK, Bilker W, Han X, Hu B, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E and the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program
A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effect of Total Household Decolonization on Termination of Colonization with Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Session: Oral Abstract Session: Clinical Trials
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 109-AB
October 11, 2014; 11:45am

Schwartz  DN, Cooke J, Peglow SR, Lyles R, Gueret R, Xamplas R, Singh K, Niklinski W, Cypser R, Fogg L, Weinstein RA, Balk R, and CDC Prevention Epicenters. 
Antibiotic Prescribing Adherence to Procalcitonin (PCT)-Generated Recommendations in Two Academic Medical Intensive Care Units (MICUs) (Abstract 176)
Session: Poster Abstract Session: Antibiotic Stewardship
Location: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: IDExpo Hall BC
October 9, 2014

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