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Role of cytomegalovirus in the T cell changes seen in elderly individuals.
The effect of prior cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection on the immune system was evaluated in young and elderly volunteers. Prevalence of IgG antibodies to CMV was higher in the elderly volunteers. In… Expand
Outcomes from the first 2 years of the Australian National Hand Hygiene Initiative
- M. Grayson, P. Russo, +10 authors I. Wilkinson
- The Medical journal of Australia
- 1 November 2011
Objective: To report outcomes from the first 2 years of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative (NHHI), a hand hygiene (HH) culture‐change program implemented in all Australian hospitals to improve… Expand
Increasing incidence of Clostridium difficile infection, Australia, 2011–2012
Objectives: To report the quarterly incidence of hospital‐identified Clostridium difficile infection (HI‐CDI) in Australia, and to estimate the burden ascribed to hospital‐associated (HA) and… Expand
Public-Access Interactive Computers at State Welcome Centers in the United States: 1991 and 1995 Studies
- R. McCann
- 1 February 1999
This article reports on the findings of a 1991 and 1995 survey of the use of interactive computer systems in state welcome centers. Results indicate that whereas state use is increasing, ratings of… Expand
Transmission of a small round structured virus by vomiting during a hospital outbreak of gastroenteritis.
An outbreak of gastroenteritis due to a small round structured virus (SRSV) (Norwalk-like virus) occurred in an elderly care unit, affecting a total of 126 patients and staff. The outbreak caused… Expand
Bile compositional changes and cholesterol stone formation following orthotopic liver transplantation.
A hospital outbreak due to Norwalk virus.
- P. Stevenson, R. McCann, R. Duthie, E. Glew, L. Ganguli
- The Journal of hospital infection
- 1 April 1994
An outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting began at a hospital for the elderly on the 25 October 1991. The symptoms and pattern of spread suggested a viral aetiology from a point source. Electron… Expand
A major reduction in hospital-onset Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in Australia-12 years of progress: an observational study.
- B. Mitchell, P. Collignon, R. McCann, I. Wilkinson, Anne Wells
- Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
- 1 October 2014
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality. This longitudinal study describes significant reductions in hospital-onset SAB (HO-SAB) in Australian… Expand
An outbreak of E. coli O157 associated with a swimming pool: an unusual vehicle of transmission.
Escherichia coli O157 causes a range of illnesses from mild diarrhoea to haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) which carries a mortality rate of 3.7%. Infection is more common in the under-5s. Between… Expand