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BACKGROUND Asymptomatic fecal carriage of Clostridium difficile is common in patients staying in health care facilities, but the importance of asymptomatic carriers with regard to disease(More)
BACKGROUND In patient empowerment initiatives, patients are encouraged to ask caregivers if they have washed their hands. However, relatively little is known about the willingness of patients to(More)
We examined the point prevalence of undetected vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) stool colonization in an institution that screens stool samples submitted for Clostridium difficile testing. Of(More)
A power sanitizing system that delivers a sanitizing mist of alcohol, rendered nonflammable by a carbon dioxide carrier, and a low concentration of quaternary ammonium compound, was easy to use,(More)