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Health care-associated infection outbreak investigations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1946-2005

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Since 1946, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) personnel have investigated outbreaks of infections and adverse events associated with delivery of health care. CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service officers have led onsite investigations of these outbreaks by systematically applying epidemiology, statistics, and laboratory science.… Read more

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Economic impact of use of chlorhexidine-impregnated sponge dressing for prevention of central line-associated infections in the United States

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BACKGROUND: The economic impact of adding chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG)-impregnated sponge dressing to standard care (ie, chg-impregnated sponge dressing + skin preparation and transparent film dressing vs skin preparation and transparent film dressing) for the prevention of central-line infections was evaluated.… Read more

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Socioeconomic impact on device-associated infections in limited-resource neonatal intensive care units: findings of the INICC

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PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of country socioeconomic status and hospital type on device-associated healthcare-associated infections (DA-HAIs) in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).

METHODS: Data were collected on DA-HAIs from September 2003 to February 2010 on 13,251 patients in 30 NICUs in 15 countries.… Read more

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Transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care

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Farr BM, Jarvis WR

N. Engl. J. Med. 2011 Aug;365(8):762; author reply 764-5

PMID: 21864176

Transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care was last modified: August 25th, 2011 by Farr BM, Jarvis WR… Read more
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Polycystic ovary syndrome in the United States: clinical visit rates, characteristics, and associated health care costs

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Background:  There are no national data on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder of reproductive-aged women and the most frequent cause of oligoovulatory infertility.

Objective:  To assess the patient characteristics, treatment provided, and healthcare costs associated with PCOS medical visits in the United States.… Read more