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Computer surveillance of hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic use.
Surveillance of hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic use is required of US hospitals. The time and cost needed to actively perform this surveillance can be extensive. We developed aExpand
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Prevention of catheter-associated urinary tract infections. Efficacy of daily meatal care regimens.
To evaluate the efficacy of daily cleansing of the urethral meatus-catheter junction in preventing bacteriuria during closed urinary drainage, randomized, controlled trials of two widely recommendedExpand
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Evaluation of daily meatal care with poly-antibiotic ointment in prevention of urinary catheter-associated bacteriuria.
Meatal care with a poly-antibiotic ointment twice daily was evaluated in a prospective, randomized, controlled study of patients with temporary indwelling urethral catheters. Bacteriuria was acquiredExpand
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Fever, chills, and hypotension following cardiac catheterization with single- and multiple-use disposable catheters.
Recognition of pyrogen reactions in patients studied with multiple-use cardiac catheters led to recommendations regarding their cleaning and ultimately to the expensive practice of discardingExpand
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Injuries of hospital employees from needles and sharp objects.
During a 30-month period in our 570-bed private community hospital, employees reported 218 injuries from needles and other sharp objects. Five of these injuries were from needles used on patientsExpand
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PREVENTING UTIs: WHAT WORKS?
Use these results from infection-control research to map your next Catheter Wars campaign.
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Hospital-acquired myiasis.
In three years we encountered two patients with hospital-acquired myiasis, a rarely reported nosocomial problem. Both patients were elderly and had lengthy thoracic surgery in August in the sameExpand
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Adapting disease-specific isolation guidelines to a hospital information system.
The authors modified the Centers for Disease Control's guideline for disease-specific isolation precautions to a hospital computerized information system. Entering a suspected diagnosis selected fromExpand
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A system for filing hospital infection control literature.