M C Padoveze

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A cluster of cases of post-augmentation mammaplasty surgical site infections occurred between 2002 and 2004 in Campinas, in the southern region of Brazil. Rapidly growing mycobacteria were isolated from samples from 12 patients. Eleven isolates were identified as Mycobacterium fortuitum and one as Mycobacterium porcinum by PCR-restriction digestion of the(More)
Governmental programmes should be developed to collect and analyse data on healthcare associated infections (HAIs). This study describes the healthcare setting and both the implementation and preliminary results of the Programme for Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections in the State of São Paulo (PSHAISP), Brazil, from 2004 to 2006.(More)
SUMMARY We investigated an outbreak caused by non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) related to breast implant surgery in the city of Campinas, Brazil, by means of a retrospective cohort and molecular epidemiological study. A total of 492 records of individuals having breast surgery in 12 hospitals were evaluated. Twelve isolates were analysed using four(More)
BACKGROUND Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) challenge public health in developing countries such as Brazil, which harbour social inequalities and variations in the complexity of healthcare and regional development. AIM To describe the prevalence of HCAIs in hospitals in a sample of hospitals in Brazil. METHODS A prevalence survey conducted in(More)
Results A large variation of healthcare facilities were identified. São Paulo is the State with highest number of healthcare facilities but the State of Santa Catarina has the highest ratio of healthcare facilities by 1.000.000 habitants(1,99). Human resources for HAI-SS varied, and, in some, they were not exclusive for data management but accumulated other(More)
Methods A Systematic Literature Review was performed following the PICO [1] strategy between January to April of 2013, using standardized controlled and non-controlled search terms. The following databases were searched: PubMed/ MEDLINE, CINAHL, LILACS, EMBASE, ERIC and Web of Science, without restriction of language and time. The articles were included if(More)
Introduction Governmental authorities should establish priorities for surveillance and define what kind of information to be gathered from healthcare facilities. Many developing countries cannot afford to manage Surgical Site Infection Surveillance System (SSISS) that includes all types of surgeries; therefore a criterion should be used to select the best(More)
Introduction The antimicrobial effects of essential oils have been reported in the scientific literature, especially regarding the essential oil of Melaleucaalternifolia, also known as tea tree essential oil (TTO). This essential oil has antiseptic properties and can represent a natural-product alternative for hand hygiene in health-care settings which(More)
Results The majority of components of HAI-PCC in reference hospitals were identified with conformity indexes (CI) above 80%; other hospitals have achieved CI below 70% in most situations. The component of HAI surveillance showed the worst CI in non-reference hospitals (below 65.7%). The worst ratio of beds/sinks was found in hospital with >200 beds (4.5,(More)
Methods AÂ retrospective study was carried out from November 2009 to March 2010. Medical records from adult inpatients submitted to cardiac, neurological and orthopedic clean surgeries were included. The quality indicators for antibiotic prophylaxis conformity were validated in a previous study. They were composed of six parameters of adequacy as stated by(More)