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Has methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus stopped spreading in intensive care units?

Abstract

Muto CA, Farr BM, Jarvis WR

Clin. Infect. Dis. 2005 Jul;41(2):269-70; author reply 270-1

PMID: 15983929

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TST reversion in a BCG-revaccinated population of nursing and medical students, São Paulo, Brazil, 1997-2000

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SETTING: A major university in São Paulo, Brazil, where vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) with bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) was routinely offered to first-year medical and nursing students.

OBJECTIVES: To estimate the probability of negative tuberculin skin test (TST) results over a 4-year period following BCG revaccination, and to evaluate the effect of factors associated with reversion.… Read more

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Neonatal sepsis in Egypt associated with bacterial contamination of glucose-containing intravenous fluids

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BACKGROUND: Rates of sepsis exceeding 50% in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Cairo, Egypt, were not controlled by routine antimicrobial therapy. We investigated these conditions in September 2001.

METHODS: Case series and retrospective cohort studies were conducted on 2 groups of NICU infants admitted to an academic medical center between February 12 and July 31, 2001.… Read more

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Saline-filled breast implant contamination with Curvularia species among women who underwent cosmetic breast augmentation

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BACKGROUND: During December 2000-July 2001, black sediment was noted in saline-filled silicone breast implants of women who had undergone revision surgery at facility A. Curvularia fungus was isolated from implant saline.

METHODS: To identify risk factors for contamination with Curvularia species, we performed case-control, retrospective cohort, and laboratory studies and conducted procedural reviews.… Read more