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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 theseExpand
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Guidelines for the management of intravascular catheter-related infections.
These guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American College of Critical Care Medicine (for the Society of Critical Care Medicine), and the Society for HealthcareExpand
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Guidelines for the management of intravascular catheter-related infections.
These guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American College of Critical Care Medicine (for the Society of Critical Care Medicine), and the Society for HealthcareExpand
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Risk factors for pneumonia and fatality in patients receiving continuous mechanical ventilation.
We studied risk factors for nosocomial pneumonia and fatality in 233 intensive care unit patients requiring continuous mechanical ventilation. Ventilator-associated pneumonia was diagnosed in 49Expand
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Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Manifestations of a Rapidly Emerging Zoonosis
SUMMARY:Lyme disease has a worldwide distribution and is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. Incidence, clinical manifestations, and presentations vary by geography, season,Expand
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The cost effectiveness of combination antiretroviral therapy for HIV disease.
BACKGROUND Combination antiretroviral therapy with a combination of three or more drugs has become the standard of care for patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in the UnitedExpand
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Gram-negative bacteremia. III. Reassessment of etiology, epidemiology and ecology in 612 patients.
Evaluation of 612 episodes of gram-negative bacteremia over a 10-year period demonstrated its progressively increasing frequency. This increase was associated with an increasing proportion ofExpand
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Gram-negative bacteremia. IV. Re-evaluation of clinical features and treatment in 612 patients.
Clinical features and specific aspects of treatment were evaluated in 612 patients with gram-negative bacteremia observed over a 10 year period. Coagulation abnormalities or thrombocytopenia wereExpand
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Nosocomial infection and fatality in medical and surgical intensive care unit patients.
We prospectively studied 526 patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and 799 patients admitted to the surgical intensive care unit (SICU) at a municipal hospital over a 20-monthExpand
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Silver-coated endotracheal tubes and incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia: the NASCENT randomized trial.
CONTEXT Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) causes substantial morbidity. A silver-coated endotracheal tube has been designed to reduce VAP incidence by preventing bacterial colonization andExpand
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