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  • Benedetta Allegranzi, Sepideh Bagheri Nejad, Christophe Combescure, Wilco C. Graafmans, Didier Pittet
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 2011 (First Publication: 21 January 2011)
  • BACKGROUND Health-care-associated infection is the most frequent result of unsafe patient care worldwide, but few data are available from the developing world. We aimed to assess the epidemiology ofContinue Reading
    BACKGROUND Hand hygiene prevents cross infection in hospitals, but compliance with recommended instructions is commonly poor. We attempted to promote hand hygiene by implementing a hospital-wideContinue Reading
  • John M Boyce, Didier Pittet
  • Medicine
  • Infection control and hospital epidemiology
  • 2002 (First Publication: 1 December 2002)
  • The Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings provides health-care workers (HCWs) with a review of data regarding handwashing and hand antisepsis in health-care settings. In addition, itContinue Reading
    OBJECTIVE Define the epidemiology of the four recently classified syndromes describing the biologic response to infection: systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis, andContinue Reading