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Extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) are an important cause of urinary tract infections, neonatal meningitis and septicaemia in humans. Animals are recognized as a reservoir for human intestinal pathogenic E. coli, but whether animals are a source for human ExPEC is still a matter of debate. Pathologies caused by ExPEC are reported for many(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge of delirium accumulated over the past two decades has focused more on its characteristics, pathophysiology, incidence, aetiology and prognosis as well as interventions for preventing, detecting, evaluating or managing this syndrome and less so on how patients and nurses who care for them experience it. AIMS To present the state of(More)
The Strategic Collaboration Working Group (SCWG) of the HLIG helped to create the broad vision of the report and provided input and feedback throughout the project. The SCWG consists of the following members: Key Informants The authors wish to thank the following key informants who generously shared insights during telephone interviews and reviewed earlier(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To review the literature concerning the feelings, thoughts and behaviours of nurses and family caregivers of hospitalised older persons when they communicate with one another. BACKGROUND Communication between nurses and family caregivers of hospitalised older persons is not always optimal. Improving the frequency and quality of this(More)
Surgery unit nurses often deal with older people in an acute confusional state (ACS). To care for them, nurses must resort to different patterns of knowing, including empirical, esthetic, ethical, personal and emancipatory. According to Chinn and Kramer (2008), it is by consciously and deliberately asking themselves critical questions about specific(More)
Though delirium is a common complication among hospitalized older adults and the nursing care required in these situations is complex, the subject has received little attention in the literature on continuing nursing education. A study was undertaken to field test and qualitatively evaluate a narrative-based educational intervention for nurses in hospital(More)
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strains expressing F4 (K88) fimbriae (F4-ETEC) are one of the most important causes of post-weaning diarrhea (PWD) in pigs. F4, a major antigen, plays an important role in the early steps of the infection. Herein, the efficacy of a live oral vaccine consisting of a non-pathogenic E. coli strain expressing F4 for protection(More)