Adriana Cristina de Oliveira

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OBJECTIVE This prospective cohort study was carried out in a surgical unit of a university hospital in Brazil. The purpose of the study was to determine the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients during hospitalization and after discharge from the hospital. METHOD In a sample of 630 patients who underwent surgical procedures, association(More)
The objective of this study was to identify facilitating and limiting factors for professionals' compliance with contact precautions in an intensive care unit of a general hospital. This cross-sectional study was performed from May to October 2007, using a semi-structured questionnaire for data collection. Participants were 102 professionals, as follows:(More)
The carbapenem-hydrolyzing class D β-lactamase OXA-253 was identified in an Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolate belonging to sequence type 113 (ST113) in Brazil. OXA-253 shares 93.8% amino acid identity with OXA-143. The blaOXA-253 gene is located on a ca. 20-kb plasmid. The genetic environment of the blaOXA-253 gene shares the highest identity with(More)
The current study suggests the need for routine post-discharge surveillance to improve reliability on surgical site infection incidence rates. Surveillance only during hospitalization may not provide precise data on the incidence of surgical site infection, underestimating a true postoperative infection rate.
This study aimed to assess the knowledge and behavior of professionals working in Intensive Care Units (ICU) related to the adoption of contact precautions for the control of hospital infections (HI). This cross-sectional study used a semi-structured questionnaire to collect data. Descriptive and multivariate analyses were carried out, including logistic(More)
BACKGROUND Microorganisms may contaminate hospital mattresses even after terminal cleaning. We investigated the recovery of resistant bacteria from the mattresses of patients under contact precautions at a university hospital. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study. Samples were obtained from the surface of mattresses, spread on replicate organism(More)
Because of their high incidence and associated repercussions, Surgical Site Infections (SSI) are an important problem among hospital-acquired infections. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of SSIs in patients submitted to morbid obesity and gastric surgeries for other causes during the hospitalization and post-discharge periods. In this(More)
Occupational accidents involving piercing-cutting material are a concern for institutions and health workers due to the high frequency of invasive procedures and the dynamics involved in their practice. The objective of the present study was to identify the incidence of accidents, devices involved, contributing factors and post-accident behaviors. A(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of health care professionals regarding their use of universal precaution measures at a public emergency service. The study also aimed to assess the rates of occupational accidents involving biological substances among those workers. This study was performed with 238 workers, from June to(More)
It is a prospective study in two teaching hospitals. They accompanied 501 admitted patients who were submitted to the surgery of the digestive system from August 2001 to March 2002. In the period of the study, 140 surgical site infections (SSIs) were diagnosed. Thirty-one SSIs were diagnosed in the hospital and 109 after the discharge. The incidence of SSIs(More)