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Health care-associated bloodstream infections associated with negative- or positive-pressure or displacement mechanical valve needleless connectors

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BACKGROUND: Health care-associated, central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (HA-BSIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Needleless connectors (NCs) are an important component of the intravenous system. NCs initially were introduced to reduce health care worker needlestick injuries, yet some of these NCs may increase HA-BSI risk.… Read more

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What works and what doesn’t for the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: dogma and data

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Farr BM, Jarvis WR

Clin. Infect. Dis. 2009 Sep;49(6):987-8; author reply 989-90

PMID: 19694537

What works and what doesn’t for the control of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: dogma and data was last modified: September 15th, 2009 by Farr BM, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Searching many guidelines for how best to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus healthcare-associated spread and infection

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Farr BM, Jarvis WR

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Aug;30(8):808-9

PMID: 19591585

Searching many guidelines for how best to control methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus healthcare-associated spread and infection was last modified: August 1st, 2009 by Farr BM, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Healthcare-associated infection in Italy: annual point-prevalence surveys, 2002-2004

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OBJECTIVE: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. During the period from 2002 through 2004, a group of Italian hospitals was recruited to conduct HAI point-prevalence surveys.

DESIGN: Three point-prevalence surveys.

METHODS: A total of 9,609 patients were surveyed.… Read more

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Prevention of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric intensive care units: a performance improvement collaborative

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OBJECTIVE: The goal of this effort was to reduce central venous catheter (CVC)-associated bloodstream infections (BSIs) in pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) patients by means of a multicenter evidence-based intervention.

METHODS: An observational study was conducted in 26 freestanding children’s hospitals with pediatric or cardiac ICUs that joined a Child Health Corporation of America collaborative.… Read more

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Decision instrument for the isolation of pneumonia patients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis admitted through US emergency departments

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STUDY OBJECTIVE: Many patients with pneumonia are admitted to respiratory isolation for possible tuberculosis (TB), but most do not have active TB. We created a decision instrument to predict which pneumonia patients do not need admission to a TB isolation bed.… Read more

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National point prevalence of Clostridium difficile in US health care facility inpatients, 2008

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BACKGROUND: Recent published estimates of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) incidence have been based on small numbers of hospitals or national hospital discharge data. These data suggest that CDI incidence is increasing.

METHODS: We conducted a point prevalence survey of C difficile in inpatients at US health care facilities.… Read more

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Gram-negative bloodstream infections in hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients: the roles of needleless device use, bathing practices, and catheter care

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BACKGROUND: Between August 1 and October 30, 1998 (outbreak period), an increased incidence of central venous catheter (CVC)-associated gram-negative bacterial bloodstream infection (GN-BSI) was detected in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) candidates and recipients in an outpatient HSCT unit. The objectives of the present study were to determine strategies for controlling the outbreak and identify risk factors for GN-BSI.… Read more