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We describe an outbreak investigation of Pantoea agglomerans bacteraemia associated with anticoagulant citrate-dextrose 46% (ACD) solution prepared in-house. A healthy man presented with septic shock during plasmapheresis for granulocyte donation. The solution used for priming and blood samples were sent for culture. Identification of the isolate to species… (More)
The incidence of Streptococcus agalactiae is widely recognized as increasing in nonpregnant adults. This report describes a retrospective case series of S. agalactiae endocarditis at the Heart Institute of Sao Paulo, Brazil, between 2000 and 2006. Early diagnosis and valve surgery seem to have contributed to improved patient outcomes.
This study focuses on the families of people suffering from mental disorders. It aims to identify how family members perceive current treatment site (Psychosocial Care Center). Using a qualitative approach, we interviewed relatives and constructed the methodological procedures through semistructured interviews. The discourses collected made possible for us… (More)
Early identification of an outbreak is one of the main advantages of routine epidemiological surveillance. Enterococcus spp. used to be regarded as microorganisms of low pathogenicity, because they are part of the normal microbial flora of the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tract. Recently, they have emerged as important pathogenic agents, sometimes… (More)
OBJECTIVE Infection is one of the main complications of dialysis procedures to correct renal injury, with a significant impact on morbidity mortality in chronic and critically acute dialysis patients. The objective of this work was to review literature on infection in patients submitted to hemodyalisis. METHODS A survey of publications from 1990 to March… (More)