Fungal Infections

NICU Antibiotic Use Rates Declined From 2013 to 2016

There was no correlation between the 2016 AUR and either proven infection or necrotizing enterocolitis. However, there was an association between the 2016 regional NICU AUR and surgical volume, mortality rate, and average length of stay

CDC: Greater Awareness of Valley Fever Needed Nationally

Seven in 10 patients had another condition diagnosed before coccidioidomycosis testing occurred, of whom the vast majority (83%) were prescribed antibacterial medications, 43% were hospitalized, and 29% had culture-positive coccidioidomycosis.