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Prevention of nosocomial bloodstream infections: a national and international priority

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Jarvis WR, Cookson ST, Robles MB

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1996 May;17(5):272-5

PMID: 8727614

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Gram-negative bacteremia in open-heart-surgery patients traced to probable tap-water contamination of pressure-monitoring equipment

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the cause(s) of an outbreak of gram-negative bacteremia (GNB) in open-heart-surgery (OHS) patients at hospital A.

DESIGN: Case-control and cohort studies and an environmental survey.

RESULTS: Nine patients developed GNB with Enterobacter cloacae (6), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (5), Klebsiella pneumoniae (3), Serratia marcescens (2), or Klebsiella oxytoca (1) following OHS; five of nine patients had polymicrobial bacteremia.… Read more