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Nosocomial bloodstream infections in US hospitals: analysis of 24,179 cases from a prospective nationwide surveillance study.
BACKGROUND Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States. METHODS Data from a nationwide, concurrent surveillance study (SurveillanceExpand
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The natural history of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). A prospective study.
OBJECTIVE Define the epidemiology of the four recently classified syndromes describing the biologic response to infection: systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis, severe sepsis, andExpand
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Nosocomial bloodstream infections in United States hospitals: a three-year analysis.
Nosocomial bloodstream infections are important causes of morbidity and mortality. In this study, concurrent surveillance for nosocomial bloodstream infections at 49 hospitals over a 3-year periodExpand
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Current trends in the epidemiology of nosocomial bloodstream infections in patients with hematological malignancies and solid neoplasms in hospitals in the United States.
A total of 2340 patients with underlying malignancy were identified among 22,631 episodes of nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSIs) in a prospectively collected database for 49 hospitals in theExpand
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Nosocomial bloodstream infection in critically ill patients. Excess length of stay, extra costs, and attributable mortality.
OBJECTIVE To determine the excess length of stay, extra costs, and mortality attributable to nosocomial bloodstream infection in critically ill patients. DESIGN Pairwise-matched (1:1) case-controlExpand
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Risk factors for candidal bloodstream infections in surgical intensive care unit patients: the NEMIS prospective multicenter study. The National Epidemiology of Mycosis Survey.
To assess risk factors for development of candidal blood stream infections (CBSIs), a prospective cohort study was performed at 6 sites that involved all patients admitted to the surgical intensiveExpand
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Nosocomial bloodstream infections in pediatric patients in United States hospitals: epidemiology, clinical features and susceptibilities
Background. We identified the predominant pathogens and antimicrobial susceptibilities of nosocomial bloodstream isolates in pediatric patients in the US Prospective surveillance for nosocomialExpand
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Handwashing compliance by health care workers: The impact of introducing an accessible, alcohol-based hand antiseptic.
CONTEXT Under routine hospital conditions handwashing compliance of health care workers including nurses, physicians, and others (eg, physical therapists and radiologic technicians) is unacceptablyExpand
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Emerging resistance among bacterial pathogens in the intensive care unit – a European and North American Surveillance study (2000–2002)
BackgroundGlobally ICUs are encountering emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and for some pathogens there are few therapeutic options available.MethodsAntibiotic in vitroExpand
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Strategies to Prevent and Control the Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial-Resistant Microorganisms in Hospitals. A challenge to hospital leadership.
OBJECTIVE To provide hospital leaders with strategic goals or actions likely to have a significant impact on antimicrobial resistance, outline outcome and process measures for evaluating progressExpand
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