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Methods This observational before-after study was conducted in the neonatology unit of HUG between January 2002 and December 2012. SCE-colonization rates before and after protocol change in August 2011 was compared by chisquare test and Poisson regression model. In the new protocol, UVC and UAC were not covered by a dressing but left at air. All neonates(More)
Methods All neonates with a PICC in 2010 were prospectively included in this single-centre observational study. There was no scheduled dressing change for TSD. Non-selective culture plates, pressed to the PICC insertion site upon catheter removal, were incubated for 24 hours and colony counts within a 1 cm radius were compared to the time of dressing.(More)
Methods Between February and March 2013, 2 infants and 2 neonates were found to be colonized by S. marcescens in our tertiary care university-affiliated hospital. The two infants were hospitalized in the neonatal unit before having been transferred to the unit of small infants. An investigation was launched with environmental sampling in April 2013 and five(More)
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