The Journal of Hospital Infection is the official scientific journal of the Healthcare Infection Society

The JHI seeks to promote collaboration between the many disciplines in infection prevention and control in different countries, resulting in multidisciplinary and international coverage of the latest developments. The Editor-in-Chief invites submissions of original papers, leading articles and correspondence in English, on all aspects of healthcare-associated infection as well as reviews on subjects of current interest.

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Latest Issue
Latest Issue
The February issue contains another special section on Gram-negative bacteria, featuring articles from eight countries across four continents. Two papers from England on bloodstream infections with Gram-negative bacteria are highlighted. Blandy et al. report that the rise in E. coli bloodstream infections (BSI) is predominantly driven by community-onset infections. They also report that multidrug resistance, increased age, and comorbidities were the main drivers of adverse outcome. This is highly relevant given the strikingly high rates of antimicrobial resistance that Otter et al. report in their paper. Otter et al also found that the gastrointestinal tract and febrile neutropenia together accounted for one-third of E. coli BSI locally, although these were far less common associations nationally. These two studies add to our knowledge of the epidemiology of Gram-negative BSI, but solutions to how to prevent these infections are still awaited. There are several papers on screening for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria, showing how much variation there is in practice both nationally and internationally. The former point is demonstrated in the study by Berry et al., who report that in the absence of a gold standard there is considerable heterogeneity in diagnostic CPE testing methods and procedures in England.