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HICPAC/SHEA–conflicting guidelines: what is the standard of care?

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Jackson M, Jarvis WR, Scheckler WE

Am J Infect Control 2004 Dec;32(8):504-11

PMID: 15573060

HICPAC/SHEA–conflicting guidelines: what is the standard of care? was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Jackson M, Jarvis WR, Scheckler WE… Read more
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The state of the science of health care epidemiology, infection control, and patient safety, 2004

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Being aware and implementing the latest and best scientific evidence in infection control and health care epidemiology is critical to enhancing patient outcomes. In this review, the latest published scientific data in health care epidemiology and patient safety were reviewed for the period May 2003-May 2004.… Read more

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Comparison of routine glove use and contact-isolation precautions to prevent transmission of multidrug-resistant bacteria in a long-term care facility

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OBJECTIVES: To compare routine glove use by healthcare workers for all residents, without use of contact-isolation precautions, with contact-isolation precautions for the care of residents who had vancomycin-resistant enterococci or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a clinical culture.

DESIGN: Random allocation of two similar sections of the skilled-care unit to one of the infection-control strategies during an 18-month study period.… Read more

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HIV-1 and HCV infections among antibody-negative blood donors

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Kainer MA, Jarvis WR

N. Engl. J. Med. 2004 Nov;351(21):2232-5; author reply 2232-5

PMID: 15559958

HIV-1 and HCV infections among antibody-negative blood donors was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by Kainer MA, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Improving influenza immunization rates among healthcare workers caring for high-risk pediatric patients

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OBJECTIVE: To assess influenza vaccination rates of healthcare workers (HCWs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), and oncology units in Pediatric Prevention Network (PPN) hospitals.

PARTICIPANTS: Infection control practitioners and HCWs in NICUs, PICUs, and oncology units.… Read more

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Clostridium infections associated with musculoskeletal-tissue allografts

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BACKGROUND: Allografts are commonly used in orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In 2001, approximately 875,000 musculoskeletal allografts were distributed by U.S. tissue banks. After the death from Clostridium sordellii sepsis of a 23-year-old man who had received a contaminated allograft from a tissue bank (Tissue Bank A), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiated an investigation, including enhanced case finding, of the methods used for the recovery, processing, and testing of tissue.… Read more

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Secular trends in hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile disease in the United States, 1987-2001

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We reviewed Clostridium difficile-associated disease (CDAD) data from the intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital-wide surveillance components of the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System hospitals during 1987-2001. ICU CDAD rates increased significantly only in hospitals with 500 beds (P… Read more

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Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in San Francisco Bay area hospitals during 1994 to 1998

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the magnitude of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in three counties in the San Francisco Bay area.

DESIGN: Active laboratory-based surveillance for VRE from January 1995 through December 1996 and a laboratory-based and hospital-based questionnaire survey for 1993 to 1994 and 1997 to 1998.… Read more

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Multi-society guideline for reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes

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Nelson DB, Jarvis WR, Rutala WA, Foxx-Orenstein AE, Isenberg G, Dash GP, Alvarado CJ, Ball M, Griffin-Sobel J, Petersen C, Ball KA, Henderson J, Stricof RL,

Dis. Colon Rectum 2004 Apr;47(4):413-20; discussion 420-1

2004-03-04

PMID: 14994116

Multi-society guideline for reprocessing flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes was last modified: April 1st, 2004 by Nelson DB, Jarvis WR, Rutala WA, Foxx-Orenstein AE, Isenberg G, Dash GP, Alvarado CJ, Ball M, Griffin-Sobel J, Petersen C, Ball KA, Henderson J, Stricof RL,… Read more
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Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections among neonates in a high-risk nursery in Cali, Colombia

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the cause of an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae bloodstream infections (BSIs) among neonates in a high-risk nursery and to institute control measures.

DESIGN: During the on-site investigation, a cohort study to identify risk factors for K. pneumoniae BSI, a point-prevalence study to assess K.… Read more

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Clinical predictors of bloodstream infections and mortality in hospitalized Malawian children

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BACKGROUND: In sub-Saharan Africa, bloodstream infections (BSI) are a major cause of pediatric mortality. Because of limited resources and facilities in these developing countries, treatment often must be based solely on clinical observations and patient history and includes the use of broad spectrum antimicrobials, a factor in the emergence of antibiotic resistance.… Read more

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Antifungal susceptibilities of Cryptococcus neoformans

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Susceptibility profiles of medically important fungi in less-developed countries remain uncharacterized. We measured the MICs of amphotericin B, 5-flucytosine, fluconazole, itraconazole, and ketoconazole for Cryptococcus neoformans clinical isolates from Thailand, Malawi, and the United States and found no evidence of resistance or MIC profile differences among the countries.… Read more

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Controlling healthcare-associated infections: the role of infection control and antimicrobial use practices

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Healthcare-associated infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients in the United States and throughout the world. Overall rates of infection range widely depending on the pediatric population, with the highest rates being in patients in neonatal intensive care units, followed by those in pediatric intensive care units, immunocompromised patients, and those undergoing surgical procedures.… Read more