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Results We present 2010 results of medical-surgical ICUs. 53 hospitals reported. 13611 ptes were surveyed (99541 ptes-days). 2340 HI episodes were reported (density of incidence rate (ID) 23.5/1000 ptes-days and cumulative incidence 17.2%). Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) (34%), bronchitis (B) (28%), catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)(More)
At the light and electronic microscopes, 32 myocardial biopsies from 16 patients were studied. The study was carried out in 8 children under 5 years of age and in 8 adults over 20 years during open-sky surgery of the chest done to correct some congenital or acquired heart anomaly. Control biopsies were taken before the application of extracorporeal(More)
Methods A national surveillance HI system was implemented since 2006 and prospective surveillance is performed using NNISS criteria. The system is mandatory, data are recorded online and sent to the Ministry of Health. Data are audited annually, results are published each year and recommendations were made. Interventions were: alcohol hand rub, alcoholic(More)
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