- 17 Jun@CREreducingHAIRT @IDHjournal: ACIPC abstract close tomorrow! Time to share your work. https://t.co/0qNohjzZ9e @ACIPC @CREreducingHAI @ProfPCDohertyRetweeted by CREreducingHAI
- 10 Jun@CREreducingHAI
- 10 Jun@CREreducingHAIRT @NCAS_Aus: Antimicrobial prescribing & infections in Australian RACFs - full report here https://t.co/tOV7aaUw92 @TheDohertyInst @TheRMHRetweeted by CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIRT @AntibioticLeeds: Discontinuation of peri-operative gentamicin use for indwelling urinary catheter manipulation in orthopaedic surgery h…Retweeted by CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAI@CREreducingHAI based on infection rate of revised implants. Primary infection rate is only 2-3%
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIWhat is worse for #AMR - all puts getting small doses of prophylactic AB, or 8-15% of puts getting large doses therapeutic AB?
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAII'm concerned about the amounts of antimicrobials (vanc, tobra) being used in drug eluting implants/cements... #AntimicrobialResistance
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIGrain get: foreign body response - wound w implant more susceptible to infection than wound w/out implant (or foreign body)
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIRefreshing! Grainger acknowledges that the way we design research & way we commercialize research products (eg prosthetics) don't match up!
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIGrainger: current antibiotic bone cements used in void ares in knee replacements are insufficient to resolve (or prevent) infection
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIGrainger: working on tying antimicrobials to prosthetics - but we don't know much re effective AB delivery in bone - dose, duration etc
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIGrainger: current working on devices that degrade or 'dissolve' allowing bone remodeling to take over, to reduce long term infection risk
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIIndicating bone infections harder to clear than thought, even when bloodstream clear and septic indicators absent
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIGrainger: higher infection rate (8-25%) in revision surgeries than in primary placement (1-3%) of prosthetic knees or hips
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIRT @PLR_aus: Top 10 reasons for national HAI surveillance at InfectionDigest https://t.co/JaUbWRsZag What do you think?Retweeted by CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIRetweeted by CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIRT @NPSMedicineWise: We need to shift our view as a community on the use of antibiotics, we all need to take responsibility - Lynn Weeks #N…Retweeted by CREreducingHAI
- 8 Jun@CREreducingHAIRT @NPSMedicineWise: A delayed prescribing protocol was created for use during the @GAPSaus trial. See the doctor now, fill script later #N…Retweeted by CREreducingHAI
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