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Characteristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting
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Falls in the hospital affect young as well as older patients, are often unassisted, and involve elimination-related activities, which is necessary to prevent hospital falls and reduce fall injury rates. Expand
The influence of inadequate antimicrobial treatment of bloodstream infections on patient outcomes in the ICU setting.
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The data suggest that clinical efforts should be aimed at reducing the administration of inadequate antimicrobial treatment to hospitalized patients with bloodstream infections, especially individuals infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria and Candida species. Expand
Inadequate antimicrobial treatment of infections: a risk factor for hospital mortality among critically ill patients.
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Inadequate treatment of infections among patients requiring ICU admission appears to be an important determinant of hospital mortality, and clinical efforts aimed at reducing the occurrence of inadequate antimicrobial treatment could improve the outcomes of critically ill patients. 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
A clone of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among professional football players.
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A highly conserved, community-associated MRSA clone that caused abscesses among professional football players and that was indistinguishable from isolates from various other regions of the United States is described. Expand
Delaying the Empiric Treatment of Candida Bloodstream Infection until Positive Blood Culture Results Are Obtained: a Potential Risk Factor for Hospital Mortality
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Delayed treatment of Candida bloodstream infections could be minimized by the development of more rapid diagnostic techniques for the identification of CandIDA bloodstream infections and increased use of empiric antifungal treatment in selected patients at high risk for fungal bloodstream infection could also reduce delays in treatment. Expand
Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia 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 ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) prevention efforts. Expand
Risk factors for surgical site infection following orthopaedic spinal operations.
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Diabetes was associated with the highest independent risk of spinal surgical site infection, and an elevated preoperative or postoperative serum glucose level was also independently associated with an increased risk of surgical site infections. Expand
The impact of nosocomial infections on patient outcomes following cardiac surgery.
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Nosocomial infections, which are common following cardiac surgery, are associated with prolonged lengths of hospitalization, the development of multiorgan dysfunction, and increased hospital mortality. Expand
Strategies to Prevent Surgical Site 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 to implement and prioritize their surgical site infection (SSI) prevention efforts. Expand
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