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Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections.
These guidelines have been developed for healthcare personnel who insert intravascular catheters and for persons responsible for surveillance and control of infections in hospital, outpatient, andExpand
Guidelines for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections.
TLDR
This research presents a meta-analysis of 120 cases of central giant cell granuloma in mice over a 12-month period and shows clear patterns of infection and disease progression that are hallmarks of organ failure. Expand
Diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of catheter-associated urinary tract infection in adults: 2009 International Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
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These guidelines are intended for use by physicians in all medical specialties who perform direct patient care, with an emphasis on the care of patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Expand
Clinical and economic consequences of ventilator-associated pneumonia: A systematic review
TLDR
Ventilator-associated pneumonia occurs in a considerable proportion of patients undergoing mechanical ventilation and is associated with substantial morbidity, a two-fold mortality rate, and excess cost, and strategies that effectively prevent VAP are urgently needed. Expand
Strategies to Prevent Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
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The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention efforts. Expand
Does this woman have an acute uncomplicated urinary tract infection?
TLDR
In women who present with 1 or more symptoms of UTI, the probability of infection is approximately 50%, and specific combinations of symptoms raise the probabilityof UTI to more than 90%, effectively ruling in the diagnosis based on history alone. Expand
Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Acute Care Hospitals
TLDR
The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention efforts. Expand
Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site Infections in Acute Care Hospitals
TLDR
The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals to implement and prioritize their surgical site infection (SSI) prevention efforts. Expand
Reducing unnecessary urinary catheter use and other strategies to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infection: an integrative review
TLDR
UC reminders and stop orders appear to reduce CAUTI rates and should be used to improve patient safety, as well as emerging evidence regarding intervention bundles. Expand
Clinical and economic consequences of nosocomial catheter-related bacteriuria.
  • S. Saint
  • Medicine
  • American journal of infection control
  • 1 February 2000
TLDR
Given the clinical and economic burden of urinary catheter-related infection, infection control professionals and hospital epidemiologists should use the latest infection control principles and technology to reduce this common complication. Expand
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