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BACKGROUND Active surveillance systems are effective in reducing health care-associated infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Nonetheless, some patients develop(More)
Previous cost-effectiveness analyses found that antibiotic-impregnated catheters decrease the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) as well as the costs related to central(More)
Antimicrobial-impregnated catheters are more expensive than standard catheters (S-C). A higher incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) has been found in jugular venous access with(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the efficacy of periodically changing ventilator circuits for decreasing the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia when a heat and moisture exchanger (HME) is used for(More)