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Medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients.
TLDR
Medication errors are common in pediatric inpatient settings, and further efforts are needed to reduce them.
Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology: a physiologic severity index for neonatal intensive care.
TLDR
The Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology (SNAP) was developed and validated prospectively on 1643 admissions (114 deaths) in three NICUs and showed little correlation with birth weight and was highly predictive of neonatal mortality even within narrow birth weight strata.
Temporal trends in rates of patient harm resulting from medical care.
TLDR
It is found that harms remain common, with little evidence of widespread improvement, and further efforts are needed to translate effective safety interventions into routine practice and to monitor health care safety over time.
Strategies to Prevent and Control the Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms in Hospitals. A challenge to hospital leadership.
OBJECTIVE To provide hospital leaders with strategic goals or actions likely to have a significant impact on antimicrobial resistance, outline outcome and process measures for evaluating progress
Immunochemical Properties of the Staphylococcal Poly-N-Acetylglucosamine Surface Polysaccharide
TLDR
The chemical structure of PS/A is determined to be β(1-6)-N-acetylglucosamine (PNAG), which helps to differentiate it from PIA on the basis of immunogenicity, molecular size, and solubility.
Neonatal therapeutic intervention scoring system: a therapy-based severity-of-illness index.
TLDR
It is concluded that NTISS is a valid measure of therapeutic intensity that is independent of birth weight and can be used as an indicator of neonatal illness severity and resource utilization.
Coagulase-negative staphylococci: role as pathogens.
TLDR
Coagulase-negative staphylococci are by far the most common cause of bacteremia related to indwelling devices and their important role as pathogens and their increasing incidence have been recognized and studied in recent years.
Intervention to reduce transmission of resistant bacteria in intensive care.
TLDR
The intervention was not effective in reducing the transmission of MRSA or VRE, although the use of barrier precautions by providers was less than what was required.
Prioritizing strategies for preventing medication errors and adverse drug events in pediatric inpatients.
TLDR
Of the assessed interventions, computerized physician order entry with clinical decision support systems; ward-based clinical pharmacists; and improved communication among physicians, nurses, and pharmacists had the greatest potential to reduce medication errors in pediatric inpatients.
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