Eliane Carlosso Krummenauer

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Tuberculosis (TB) is considered an occupational disease among health-care workers (HCWs). Direct contact with TB patients leads to an increased risk to become latently infected by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of latent M. tuberculosis minfection among nursing professionals of a hospital in Rio Grande(More)
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a major health care-related problem in Brazil. SSIs are considered the third most prevalent sort of infection in our country. A national study carried out by the Ministry of Health of Brazil in 1999 found SSI in 11% of all surgical procedures analyzed.1 The recent review article by Chlebicki et al,2 whose metaanalysis(More)
Marcelo Carneiro. E-mail: marceloc@unisc.br AUTOR CORRESPONDENTE Após a interessante leitura da pesquisa “Fatores determinantes e condutas pós-acidente com material biológico entre profissionais do atendimento pré-hospitalar”(1), percebe-se a fragilidade da gestão de saúde para os profissionais da área, isto é, o descaso com o adequado cuidado para o(More)
A total of 40 specimens (20 from soft toys and 20 fromhard toys) were collected from5 kindergartens and 5 households. The samples were inoculated on blood agar, deoxycholate citrate agar, MacConkey agar, and nutrient agar. The bacteria were identified by colony characteristics, Gram staining, and biochemical tests. Twenty-seven (67.5%) toys were positive(More)
Chromobacterium violaceum is a motile gram-negative bacillus found as a saprophyte in soil and water.1,2 It is characterized by production of a purple pigment named violacein.2 It was first reported as a human pathogen in 1927 in Malaysia.1 Currently, it is recognized as a highly virulent opportunistic pathogen to humans, and several cases have been(More)
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