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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus disease in three communities.
BACKGROUND Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection has emerged in patients who do not have the established risk factors. The national burden and clinical effect of this novelExpand
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Bioterrorism-related inhalational anthrax: the first 10 cases reported in the United States.
From October 4 to November 2, 2001, the first 10 confirmed cases of inhalational anthrax caused by intentional release of Bacillus anthracis were identified in the United States. EpidemiologicExpand
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Effect of daily chlorhexidine bathing on hospital-acquired infection.
BACKGROUND Results of previous single-center, observational studies suggest that daily bathing of patients with chlorhexidine may prevent hospital-acquired bloodstream infections and the acquisitionExpand
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Guidelines for the selection of anti-infective agents for complicated intra-abdominal infections.
Joseph S. Solomkin, John E. Mazuski, Ellen J. Baron, Robert G. Sawyer, Avery B. Nathens, Joseph T. DiPiro, Timothy Buchman, E. Patchen Dellinger, John Jernigan, Sherwood Gorbach, Anthony W. Chow, andExpand
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SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and enterococcus.
BACKGROUND Infection control programs were created three decades ago to control antibiotic-resistant healthcare-associated infections, but there has been little evidence of control in mostExpand
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Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Abstract Background Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can spread rapidly within skilled nursing facilities. After identification of a case of Covid-19 in aExpand
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Epidemiology of Covid-19 in a Long-Term Care Facility in King County, Washington
Abstract Background Long-term care facilities are high-risk settings for severe outcomes from outbreaks of Covid-19, owing to both the advanced age and frequent chronic underlying health conditionsExpand
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Targeted versus universal decolonization to prevent ICU infection.
BACKGROUND Both targeted decolonization and universal decolonization of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are candidate strategies to prevent health care-associated infections, particularlyExpand
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Veterans Affairs initiative to prevent methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have been an increasing concern in Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals. METHODS A "MRSA bundle" wasExpand
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Strategies for Clinical Management of MRSA in the Community: Summary of an Experts' Meeting Convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has emerged as a cause of skin infections and, less commonly, invasive infections among otherwise healthy adults and children in the community. MoreExpand
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