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Outbreak of sterile peritonitis among continuous cycling peritoneal dialysis patients

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BACKGROUND: Approximately 30,000 patients receive peritoneal dialysis in the United States. In August 1996, several dialysis centers from different states reported sterile peritonitis among CCPD patients using sterile peritoneal dialysis solution (PDS) from a single manufacturer. The manufacturer recalled 53 lots of PDS that had passed established industry guidelines and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved quality control tests [including endotoxin levels 1 cfu/ml.… Read more

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Risk of infectious disease transmission from a common communion cup

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Manangan LP, Sehulster LM, Chiarello L, Simonds DN, Jarvis WR

Am J Infect Control 1998 Oct;26(5):538-9

PMID: 9795685

Risk of infectious disease transmission from a common communion cup was last modified: October 1st, 1998 by Manangan LP, Sehulster LM, Chiarello L, Simonds DN, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Candida albicans endocarditis associated with a contaminated aortic valve allograft: implications for regulation of allograft processing

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A patient developed Candida albicans endocarditis and fungemia after undergoing aortic valve replacement with an allograft. The allograft had been found during tissue bank processing to be contaminated with C. albicans, but it was culture-negative for C. albicans after routine disinfection with an antifungal-containing antimicrobial solution.… Read more

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Line-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric intensive-care-unit patients associated with a needleless device and intermittent intravenous therapy

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OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors for an increase in line-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in three pediatric intensive-care units at one hospital that recently had changed brands of needleless access device.

DESIGN: Retrospective case-control studies; review of the units’ infection control policies and procedures for accessing and replacing components of needleless access devices.… Read more