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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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Effect of daily chlorhexidine bathing on hospital-acquired infection.
BACKGROUND Results of previous single-center, observational studies suggest that daily bathing of patients with chlorhexidine may prevent hospital-acquired bloodstream infections and the acquisitionExpand
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Ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric intensive care unit patients: risk factors and outcomes.
OBJECTIVES To determine the rates, risk factors, and outcomes of ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients. METHODS A prospective cohort study was conductedExpand
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Outcome and attributable cost of ventilator-associated pneumonia among intensive care unit patients in a suburban medical center*
ObjectiveTo determine the attributable cost of ventilator-associated pneumonia from a hospital-based cost perspective, after adjusting for potential confounders. DesignPatients admitted betweenExpand
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The effect of an education program on the incidence of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection in a medical ICU.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether an education initiative could decrease the rate of catheter-associated bloodstream infection. DESIGN Preintervention and postintervention observational study. Expand
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Prevalence of the use of central venous access devices within and outside of the intensive care unit: results of a survey among hospitals in the prevention epicenter program of the Centers for
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of central venous catheter (CVC) use among patients both within and outside the ICU setting. DESIGN A 1-day prevalence survey of CVC use among adult inpatientsExpand
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An educational intervention to prevent catheter-associated bloodstream infections in a nonteaching, community medical center*
ObjectiveTo evaluate the effectiveness of an evidence-based intervention to prevent catheter-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care unit patients at a nonteaching, community hospital.Expand
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Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Directly from Nasal Swab Specimens by a Real-Time PCR Assay
ABSTRACT Screening for colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a key aspect of infection control to limit the nosocomial spread of this organism. Current methods forExpand
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Effectiveness of multifaceted hospitalwide quality improvement programs featuring an intervention to remove unnecessary urinary catheters at a tertiary care center in Thailand.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a multifaceted hospitalwide quality improvement program that featured an intervention to remind physicians to remove unnecessary urinary catheters. METHODS AExpand
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Attributable cost of catheter-associated bloodstream infections among intensive care patients in a nonteaching hospital*
Objective:To determine the attributable cost and length of stay of intensive care unit (ICU)–acquired, catheter-associated bloodstream infections from a hospital-based cost perspective, afterExpand
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