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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
Diagnosis and management of Aspergillus diseases: executive summary of the 2017 ESCMID-ECMM-ERS guideline.
The European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the European Confederation of Medical Mycology and the European Respiratory Society Joint Clinical Guidelines focus onExpand
Pulmonary aspergillosis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: incidence, risk factors, and outcome.
We describe a large series of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and probable invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA), and the risk factors and incidence of the disease inExpand
Nocardiosis at the Turn of the Century
Nocardia species is an uncommon pathogen that affects both immunosuppressed and immunocompetent patients. The clinical and microbiologic spectrum of nocardiosis has changed recently due to theExpand
Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in recipients of solid organ transplants.
Tuberculosis is a serious opportunistic infection that may affect transplant recipients. The incidence of tuberculosis among such persons is 20-74 times higher than that for the general population,Expand
Saccharomyces cerevisiae fungemia: an emerging infectious disease.
BACKGROUND Saccharomyces cerevisiae is well known in the baking and brewing industry and is also used as a probiotic in humans. However, it is a very uncommon cause of infection in humans. METHODSExpand
Reassessment of Clostridium difficile Susceptibility to Metronidazole and Vancomycin
ABSTRACT Clostridium difficile is the most frequently identified enteric pathogen in patients with nosocomially acquired, antibiotic-associated diarrhea. The drugs most commonly used to treatExpand
Incidence and risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia after major heart surgery
PurposeMajor heart surgery (MHS) patients are a particularly high-risk population for nosocomial infections. Our objective was to identify risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) inExpand
Mucormycosis: an emerging disease?
Mucormycosis is the third invasive mycosis in order of importance after candidiasis and aspergillosis and is caused by fungi of the class Zygomycetes. The most important species in order of frequencyExpand
Pseudomonas aeruginosa: a Survey of Resistance in 136 Hospitals in Spain
ABSTRACT We carried out a nationwide study with all of the isolates ofPseudomonas aeruginosa collected in a week in 136 hospitals in Spain. The data on 1,014 isolates included resistance to theExpand