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Burden of endemic health-care-associated infection in developing countries: systematic review and meta-analysis
TLDR
The epidemiology of endemic health-care-associated infection in developing countries is assessed and a need to improve surveillance and infection-control practices is indicated. Expand
Effectiveness of a hospital-wide programme to improve compliance with hand hygiene
TLDR
The campaign produced a sustained improvement in compliance with hand hygiene, coinciding with a reduction of nosocomial infections and MRSA transmission, and the promotion of bedside, antiseptic handrubs largely contributed to the increase in compliance. Expand
Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force
  • J. Boyce, D. Pittet
  • Medicine
  • Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • 1 December 2002
TLDR
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis and provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health- Care settings. Expand
The natural history of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). A prospective study.
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This prospective epidemiologic study of SIRS and related conditions provides the first evidence of a clinical progression from SirS to sepsis to severe sepsi and septic shock, and stepwise increases in mortality rates in the hierarchy. Expand
Candida Colonization and Subsequent Infections in Critically III Surgical Patients
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The intensity of Candida colonization assessed by systematic screening helps predicting subsequent infections with identical strains in critically ill patients, and offers opportunity for intervention strategies. Expand
Evidence-based model for hand transmission during patient care and the role of improved practices.
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A dynamic model for hand hygiene research and education strategies is proposed, together with corresponding indications forHand hygiene during patient care, and five sequential steps are reviewed. Expand
Patient participation: current knowledge and applicability to patient safety.
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A conceptual model including key factors that influence participation and invite patients to contribute to error prevention is proposed, and further research is essential to establish key determinants for the success of patient participation in reducing medical errors and in improving patient safety. Expand
Epidemiology of Candida species infections in critically ill non-immunosuppressed patients.
TLDR
The epidemiology of invasive candidiasis in non-immunocompromised, critically ill patients with special emphasis on disease trends over time, pathophysiology, diagnostic approach, risk factors, and impact is reviewed. Expand
Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings. Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and the HIPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene Task Force.
TLDR
The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis and provides specific recommendations to promote improved hand-hygiene practices and reduce transmission of pathogenic microorganisms to patients and personnel in health- Care settings. Expand
Role of hand hygiene in healthcare-associated infection prevention.
TLDR
Factors influencing hand hygiene compliance, the impact of hand hygiene promotion on healthcare-associated pathogen cross-transmission and infection rates, and challenging issues related to the universal adoption of alcohol-based hand rub as a critical system change are reviewed. Expand
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