Laura Dolcetti

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a program to control nosocomial spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). METHODS Analysis of the incidence of infection and contamination due to MRSA in patients admitted to the hospital of Cremona 6 months before and 3 years after the introduction of the guidelines (July 1997). RESULTS During(More)
University Hospital "L. Sacco" had started in 2006 a two-year project in order to set up a "Health and Safety Management System (HSMS)" referring to the technical guideline OHSAS 18001:1999 and the UNI and INAIL "Guidelines for a health and safety management system at workplace". So far, the following operations had been implemented: Setting up of a(More)
BACKGROUND Acutely ill patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) constantly require at least one fast and reliable peripheral intravenous (PIV) access. In many conditions (morbid obesity, underweight state, chronic diseases, intravenous drug abuse, adverse local conditions, etc.), PIV placement may be challenging. Ultrasound guidance is a useful(More)
We read with interest the COSMOS study by González López et al., in which the authors compared closed-system (COS) peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) with open-system (MOS) PIVCs in 631 patients in three medical and surgical wards. Although indwelling time is considered to be a risk factor for the occurrence of catheter-related complications (CRCs),(More)
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