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Community-acquired, non-occupational needlestick injuries treated in US Emergency Departments

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BACKGROUND: The escalating number of persons self-injecting medications, predominantly insulin, has generated concerns that the public is at risk of acquiring blood-borne infections from discarded needles/syringes. Communities have developed disposal guidelines but a debate continues over the need for further legislation and/or at-home safety devices.… Read more

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Reply to letter to the editor on “comparative efficacy of commercially available alcohol-based hand rubs and World Health Organization-recommended hand rubs”

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Edmonds SL, Macinga DR, Jarvis WR

Am J Infect Control 2013 May;41(5):474-5

PMID: 23622706

Reply to letter to the editor on “comparative efficacy of commercially available alcohol-based hand rubs and World Health Organization-recommended hand rubs” was last modified: October 12th, 2015 by Edmonds SL, Macinga DR, Jarvis WR… Read more
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In vitro study assessing the antibacterial activity of three silver-impregnated/coated mechanical valve needleless connectors after blood exposure

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This in vitro study’s purpose was to assess antibacterial activity of 3 different connectors: V-Link (Baxter, Deerfield, IL), Ultrasite Ag (B. Braun, Bethlehem, PA), and MaxGuard (CareFusion, Ontario, CA), impregnated with silver nanoparticles after blood exposure. All 3 silver-coated/impregnated connectors grew Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis.… Read more

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Colonization pressure as a risk factor for colonization by multiresistant Acinetobacter spp and carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in an intensive care unit

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OBJECTIVE: To determine factors associated with colonization by carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multiresistant Acinetobacter spp.

METHODS: Surveillance cultures were collected from patients admitted to the intensive care unit at admission, on the third day after admission and weekly until discharge.… Read more