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Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Guidelines for Developing an Institutional Program to Enhance Antimicrobial Stewardship
Timothy H. Dellit, Robert C. Owens, John E. McGowan, Jr., Dale N. Gerding, Robert A. Weinstein, John P. Burke, W. Charles Huskins, David L. Paterson, Neil O. Fishman, Christopher F. Carpenter, P. J.Expand
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Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
These guidelines were developed jointly by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and theExpand
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Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America guidelines for developing an institutional program to enhance antimicrobial stewardship.
Timothy H. Dellit, Robert C. Owens, John E. McGowan, Jr., Dale N. Gerding, Robert A. Weinstein, John P. Burke, W. Charles Huskins, David L. Paterson, Neil O. Fishman, Christopher F. Carpenter, P. J.Expand
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Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
These guidelines have been developed for practitioners who insert catheters and for persons responsible for surveillance and control of infections in hospital, outpatient, and home health-careExpand
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Clinical practice guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis in surgery.
These guidelines were developed jointly by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and theExpand
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Effect of daily chlorhexidine bathing on hospital-acquired infection.
BACKGROUND Results of previous single-center, observational studies suggest that daily bathing of patients with chlorhexidine may prevent hospital-acquired bloodstream infections and the acquisitionExpand
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Strategies to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections in acute care hospitals.
Previously published guidelines are available that provide comprehensive recommendations for detecting and preventing healthcare-associated infections. The intent of this document is to highlightExpand
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Community-associated Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
To the Editor: Community-associated (CA) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is a global emerging threat (1–7). Accurate measures of the extent of CA-MRSA are critical to allocateExpand
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Contamination, Disinfection, and Cross-Colonization: Are Hospital Surfaces Reservoirs for Nosocomial Infection?
Abstract Despite documentation that the inanimate hospital environment (e.g., surfaces and medical equipment) becomes contaminated with nosocomial pathogens, the data that suggest that contaminatedExpand
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Medical and surgical treatment of parapneumonic effusions : an evidence-based guideline.
OBJECTIVE A panel was convened by the Health and Science Policy Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians to develop a clinical practice guideline on the medical and surgical treatment ofExpand
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