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Impact of non-rinse skin cleansing with chlorhexidine gluconate on prevention of healthcare-associated infections and colonization with multi-resistant organisms: a systematic review.
BACKGROUND The topical use of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is intended to reduce bacterial density on patients' skin. AIM To assess the impact of body bath or skin cleansing with CHG-impregnatedExpand
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Impact of chlorhexidine-impregnated washcloths on reducing incidence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in hematology-oncology patients.
BACKGROUND Daily skin cleansing with washcloths impregnated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) of patients in intensive care unit is associated with reduction in incidence of vancomycin-resistantExpand
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Prevalence and risk factors for VRE colonisation in a tertiary hospital in Melbourne, Australia: a cross sectional study
BackgroundVancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) has been established as a significant health-care associated problem since its first isolation in Australia in 1994. In this study, we measured theExpand
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Intestinal parasitic infection among the HIV-infected patients in Nepal.
INTRODUCTION Intestinal parasitic infection has been a significant problem in HIV patients, worldwide. In this study, we aimed to measure the prevalence and identify the factors associated withExpand
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Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus in Nepalese blood donors: A study from three regional blood transfusion services
Background and Objective: The likelihood of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection occurring in recipients of HIV seropositive blood is close to 100%. Transmission during window period is stillExpand
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HBsAg serosurveillance among Nepalese blood donors
Context: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is highly infectious and can be transmitted covertly by percutaneous routes and overtly by blood transfusion. Earlier studies among Nepalese blood donors have shown aExpand
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Epidemiology, Impact and Control of Rabies in Nepal: A Systematic Review
Background Rabies is a vaccine-preventable viral zoonosis belonging to the group of neglected tropical diseases. Exposure to a rabid animal may result in a fatal acute encephalitis if effectiveExpand
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Should we continue to isolate patients with vancomycin‐resistant enterococci in hospitals?
During outbreaks, VRE is assumed to spread between patients mainly via the hands of health care workers or in the hospital environment. Widely recommended strategies for minimising the risk of VREExpand
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Risk of Herpes Zoster Prior to and Following Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study.
BACKGROUND Information on the risks of herpes zoster (zoster) preceding a cancer diagnosis and the role of cancer treatment on risk is limited. METHODS This was a prospective cohort of 241497Expand
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Effect of Trapping Methods, Weather, and Landscape on Estimates of the Culex Vector Mosquito Abundance
The local abundance of Culex mosquitoes is a central factor adding to the risk of West Nile virus transmission, and vector abundance data influence public health decisions. This study evaluatedExpand
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