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UNLABELLED To determine the prevalence and risk factors (RF) for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) during stay in 1 acute care hospital (ACH) and 4 long-term care facilities (LTCF). After obtaining the informed consent, nasal and skin ulcer swabs were taken and a survey was conducted to determine RF for MRSA. Six hundred and ninety nine(More)
This paper describes the architecture of a reactive planning system for dynamic environments, which is specifically designed to deal with robot planning problems. The architecture permits many agents to work simultaneously on the same environment and it is aimed at working with incomplete information. Agents have partial knowledge about the world and data(More)
The VirtualRobot (VRS) is a 3D graphical robot simulator. In this simulator the construction of 3D environments are based on either a graphical editor or on a script file using a set of primitives and their compositions, which are loaded and visualized by the VRS. This procedure is time consuming and requires a good acquaintance with the set of predefined(More)
BACKGROUND The customer's final satisfaction with health services depends to some extent, on the relationship between expectancy and perceived quality. Focus groups technique helps in the knowledge of those attributes that patients identified as perceived quality. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study was performed in the Hospital Clínic i Provincial of(More)
INTRODUCTION Little is known about the natural course of patients with chronic stable illnesses colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The aim is to determine the impact of MRSA colonization in mortality among long-term health care facility (LTHCF) residents. METHOD A multicenter, prospective, observational study was designed.(More)