Cynthia Kohan

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OBJECTIVE To review evidence regarding the effectiveness of control measures in reducing transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in hospitals. DESIGN Literature review and surveillance cultures of hospitalized patients at high risk for MRSA colonization or infection. SETTING A 500-bed, university-affiliated, community teaching(More)
BACKGROUND To promote improved hand hygiene among personnel, a hospital installed dispensers for an alcohol-based hand rinse throughout the facility. Soon after installation, dispensers began to malfunction and continued to do so despite efforts to rectify the problem. METHODS Sixteen months after installation, dispensers in all patient rooms were(More)
To reduce the number of patients with known methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization who are repeatedly placed in isolation on hospital readmission, we screened patients who had no positive results for MRSA culture in the previous 6 months. Twenty-one (21%) of 98 patients were no longer colonized and were removed from contact(More)
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