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Methods A simulated control group pretest-posttest design was used for this study. Data were collected from the medical intensive care unit of the C university hospital in Gwangju, during two periods; Period 1 (from January, 2012 to April, 2012) served as the control group who did not received the reminder program, Period 2 (from June, 2012 to September,(More)
Results Thirty-five ICUs of 15 hospitals were enrolled in this study. Fourteen of the 35 ICUs (40%) were medical ICUs, 4 (11%) were surgical ICUs, 9 (26%) were neurosurgical ICUs, and 8 (23%) were combined medical and surgical ICUs. The median bed size was 15 beds (interquartile range [IQR], 14-20), and median patient-tonurse ratio was 1.5 (IQR, 1.3-1.9).(More)
Methods Since February 2011, the active surveillance culture of CRAB was performed in all patients admitted to medical ICU in Seoul national university hospital. Contact precaution was applied for the patients who had positive surveillance culture results. Respiratory specimen were obtained and the isolates were cultured overnight in blood agar plates which(More)
Introduction / objectives The national guidelines for group 1 nationally notifiable communicable diseases(cholera, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, shigellosis, and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) infection) recommend a universal isolation of the patients and screening for fecal shedding after finishing antibiotic therapy in Korea. This study was(More)
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