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Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of intravascular catheter-related infection: 2009 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
These updated guidelines replace the previous management guidelines published in 2001. The guidelines are intended for use by health care providers who care for patients who either have these
Guidelines for the management of intravascular catheter-related infections.
TLDR
These guidelines address the issues related to the management of catheter-related bacteremia and associated complications and provide evidence-based recommendations for assessment of the quality and strength of the data.
Guidelines for the Management of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
TLDR
These guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American College of Critical Care Medicine, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America contain recommendations for the management of adults and children with, and diagnosis of infections related to, peripheral and nontunneled central venous catheters, pulmonary artery catheter, tunneled central cathetes, and implantable devices.
Risk factors for pneumonia and fatality in patients receiving continuous mechanical ventilation.
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Ventilator-associated pneumonia was 1 of 18 variables univariately associated with overall patient fatality, but it was not among the 7 variables present after multivariate analysis.
Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Manifestations of a Rapidly Emerging Zoonosis
TLDR
Differences in the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of Lyme disease in the United States, Europe, and Asia are highlighted, with an emphasis on neurologic manifestations and neuroimaging.
The cost effectiveness of combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV disease.
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Treatment of HIV infection with a combination of three antiretroviral drugs is a cost-effective use of resources.
Nosocomial pneumonia in intubated patients given sucralfate as compared with antacids or histamine type 2 blockers. The role of gastric colonization.
TLDR
It is suggested that agents that elevate gastric pH increase the risk of nosocomial pneumonia in patients receiving ventilation by favoring gastric colonization with gram-negative bacilli.
Nosocomial infection and fatality in medical and surgical intensive care unit patients.
TLDR
The MICU patients had a higher fatality rate in the MICU than did the SICU patients, but the relative risk of a death following nosocomial infection was 3.5 for both groups, and thirty variables were significantly associated with hospital fatality; nine remained significant after analysis by stepwise logistic regression.
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