Silvia Acosta Gnass

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of nosocomial bacteremias related to the use of non-impregnated central venous catheters (CVCs) when only non-technologic strategies were used to prevent them. DESIGN This was a prospective study of infectious complications of CVCs placed in intensive care unit (ICU) patients from April 1997 to December 2001. SETTING(More)
Surgical site infections (SSIs) increase morbidity and mortality in patients and contribute to significant clinical and economic burden. Breast surgery has one of the highest SSI rates (2.8%–38.3%) especially in patients undergoingmastectomies. Recommendations for SSI prevention practices include showering or bathing with an antiseptic agent before the(More)
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