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Although frequently reported in the literature, a staff varicella policy is not standard in many hospitals even in developed countries. In the present study, we assessed varicella zoster immunity in(More)
BACKGROUND Periodic monitoring of tobacco smoking in the population is of public health interest. OBJECTIVES To compare the prevalence of smoking habits and attitudes toward tobacco smoking from a(More)
We analyzed the impact of introducing an alcohol-based hand gel and an educational program on hand hygiene adherence among healthcare workers in an intensive care unit. Adherence to hand hygiene was(More)
Handwashing compliance was compared at two medical- surgical intensive care units (ICUs) of a teaching and a non-teaching hospital. The mean compliance was 22.2% and 42.6%, respectively. Respiratory(More)
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important pathogens causing nosocomial infections, and there is reason for concern about their resistance and great ability to spread in hospital(More)