American Journal of Infection Control
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APIC guideline for infection prevention and control in flexible endoscopy
Enterobacter cloacae graft infection/bacteremia in a hemodialysis patient
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Lower infection rates after introduction of a photocatalytic surface coating
We assessed infection rates before and after introduction of a photocatalytic coating in our facility. Infection rates decreased overall by 30%, a change that was statistically significant (P = .02). Similar changes to the built environment merit additional investigation....
Health care-acquired infections in neonatal intensive care units: Risk factors and etiology.
A 1-year prospective cohort study of health care-acquired infections was conducted at the neonatal intensive care unit of the University Clinical Centre Kragujevac, Serbia. The incidence rate of neonates with health care-acquired infections was 18.6%, and the incidence rate of the infections themsel...
Method for investigating nursing behaviors related to isolation care.
Although an emphasis has been placed on protecting patients by improving health care worker compliance with infection control techniques, challenges associated with patient isolation do exist. To address these issues, a more consistent mechanism to evaluate specific clinical behaviors safely is need...
Regional differences in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus colonization rates in critically ill veterans.
Screening for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has not been universally implemented within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A prospective study was conducted to identify the admission prevalence rate of VRE in patients admitted to the intensive care unit in 2 VA facilities. Significan...
Impact of needleless connector change frequency on central line-associated bloodstream infection rate.
We modeled monthly pediatric stem cell transplant (SCT) CLABSI rate in 3 periods: baseline period during which NC were changed every 96 hours regardless of infusate (period 1); trial period in which NC were changed every 24 hours with blood or lipid infusions (period 2); and a return to NC change ev...
Incidence of needlestick and other sharp object injuries in a Chinese hospital.
Risk factors for and epidemiology of community-onset vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis in southeast Michigan.
Given the known link between vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VREF) and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VRSA), the recent increase in prevalence of VREF in southeast Michigan has raised concerns about the presence of a large "community" reservoir of VREF. Efforts to control it...