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SHEA-CDC TB survey, Part I: Status of TB infection control programs at member hospitals, 1989-1992. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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OBJECTIVE: To determine trends in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers, tuberculosis (TB) control measures, and compliance with the 1990 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline for preventing transmission of TB in healthcare facilities.

DESIGN: Voluntary questionnaire sent to all members of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, representing 359 hospitals.… Read more

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SHEA-CDC TB survey, Part II: Efficacy of TB infection control programs at member hospitals, 1992. Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of current Mycobacterium tuberculosis control measures.

DESIGN: Voluntary questionnaire to members of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

RESULTS: Healthcare worker (HCW) tuberculin skin-test (TST) conversion rates were significantly higher in larger hospitals (or = 437 beds) (0.9%… Read more

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Epidemic nosocomial pneumonia in the intensive care unit

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The changing and expanding spectrum of pathogens associated with nosocomial pneumonia (NP) will require modification in our approach to both endemic and epidemic NP in the ICU. Knowledge of specific pathogens, modes of transmission, and sources or reservoirs of epidemic NP is crucial to the recognition, control, and prevention of these infections in ICU patients.… Read more