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Chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine-impregnated venous catheters save costs.
We performed a prospective, observational, cohort study of patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), Hospital Universitario de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain), who received 1 or more internal jugular venous catheters. The study included 245 CHSS-impregnated catheters and 391 standard catheters....
Hospital and provider patient volumes, cesarean section rates, and early postpartum invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus inf...
We sought to examine whether hospital and provider volumes and cesarean section rates influenced early postpartum invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. We used data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, a representative sample of US community hospitals. Multivariate...
Community-onset invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections following hospital discharge.
We performed a matched case-control study to identify risk factors for invasive MRSA infection among recently discharged patients. Cases had MRSA cultured from a normally sterile body site within 100 days following hospital discharge. Controls were matched on hospital, week of admission, and age. Am...
2009-2010 novel influenza A (H1N1) vaccination coverage in the Republic of Korea.
This study aimed to assess vaccination coverage for novel influenza A (H1N1) in Korea using a immunization registry system as the data source. Vaccination coverage was found to be 26.1% for the total population and 54.4% for priority groups targeted by a national vaccination campaign...
Environmental factors associated with nosocomial legionellosis after anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy: case study.
In response to 2 reported cases of nosocomial legionellosis after anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) treatment, the environmental controls and testing facilities in a 221-bed acute care hospital were investigated. This investigation led to the implementation of a series of specific pre...
Transmission via the face is one route of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus cross-infection within a hospital.
Our study reveals the possibility of MRSA being transmitted by way of patients' faces in a hospital....
APIC guideline for infection prevention and control in flexible endoscopy
Enterobacter cloacae graft infection/bacteremia in a hemodialysis patient
Reaction & response
Pathophysiology of surgical site infection in total hip arthroplasty.
This article is a case report of a 69-year-old man who underwent a right total hip replacement procedure and developed a surgical site infection. Areas of concern in prevention and treatment of hip arthroplasty infection are presented, focusing on the pathophysiologic process involved. A review of t...