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OBJECTIVE To describe an outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the intensive care units (ICUs) of a hospital and the impact of routine and reinforced infection control measures on interrupting nosocomial transmission. DESIGN Outbreak report. SETTING A 31-bed intensive care department (composed of 4 ICUs)(More)
Nasal and extra nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) is a pre-existing condition that often leads to invasive MRSA infection, as MRSA colonization is associated with a high risk of acquiring MRSA infection during hospital stays. Decolonization may reduce the risk of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in(More)
The optimal management of bacteraemia related to the presence of totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) remains controversial, particularly in terms of whether to remove the infected catheter. The objective of this study was to determine the factors associated with success or failure of treatment of TIVAD-related bacteraemia in patients from(More)
The global management of pressure sores is best ensured with a multidisciplinary approach. We present the experience of the "Groupe de Travail Escarres" (Pressure Sore Workgroup) which gathers physicians and nurses interested with this pathology. The majority of the decubitus ulcers will heal spontaneously with a conservative treatment only. This treatment(More)
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