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The efficacy of infection surveillance and control programs in preventing nosocomial infections in US hospitals.
TLDR
It is found that the establishment of intensive infection surveillance and control programs was strongly associated with reductions in rates of nosocomial urinary tract infection, surgical wound infection, pneumonia, and bacteremia between 1970 and 1975-1976, after controlling for other characteristics of the hospitals and their patients. Expand
Is there a Gulf War Syndrome? Searching for syndromes by factor analysis of symptoms.
TLDR
The hypothesis that clusters of symptoms of many Gulf War veterans represent discrete factor analysis-derived syndromes that appear to reflect a spectrum of neurologic injury involving the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems is supported. Expand
The nationwide nosocomial infection rate. A new need for vital statistics.
TLDR
If adjustments are made for the accuracy of the diagnostic method, the increasing nationwide secular trend, and the number of nosocomial infections in nursing homes, however, as many as 4 million nosocomIAL infections per year may now be occurring. Expand
Identifying patients at high risk of surgical wound infection. A simple multivariate index of patient susceptibility and wound contamination.
TLDR
The authors used information collected on 58,498 patients undergoing operations in 1970 to develop a simple multivariate risk index and found that a subgroup, consisting of half the surgical patients, can be identified in whom 90% of the surgical wound infections will develop. Expand
The Dallas Heart Study: a population-based probability sample for the multidisciplinary study of ethnic differences in cardiovascular health.
TLDR
The Dallas Heart Study provides a phenotypically well-characterized probability sample for multidisciplinary research that will be used to improve the mechanistic understanding and prevention of cardiovascular disease, especially in black Americans. Expand
Nosocomial infections in U.S. hospitals, 1975-1976: estimated frequency by selected characteristics of patients.
To obtain estimates of the frequency of nosocomial infections nationwide, those occurring at the four major sites--urinary tract, surgical wound, lower respiratory tract and bloodstream--wereExpand
The SENIC Project. Study on the efficacy of nosocomial infection control (SENIC Project). Summary of study design.
TLDR
Analysis is underway to identify approaches to infection control that are most effective for the least cost to hospitals and to point out additional specific questions to be answered by future research. Expand
Self-reported exposure to neurotoxic chemical combinations in the Gulf War. A cross-sectional epidemiologic study.
TLDR
Some Gulf War veterans may have delayed, chronic neurotoxic syndromes from wartime exposure to combinations of chemicals that inhibit butyrylcholinesterase and neuropathy target esterase. Expand
Measuring the costs of nosocomial infections: methods for estimating economic burden on the hospital.
  • R. Haley
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of medicine
  • 16 September 1991
To compete more effectively for resources, it is increasingly important for infection control practitioners to estimate the costs of nosocomial infections and the amount of money their infectionExpand
Distinct autoimmune syndromes in morphea: a review of 245 adult and pediatric cases.
TLDR
High prevalences of concomitant and familial autoimmune disease, systemic manifestations, and antinuclear antibody positivity in the generalized and possibly mixed subtypes suggest that these are systemic autoimmune syndromes and not skin-only phenomena. Expand
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