Vanessa J Walker

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OBJECTIVE Describe the epidemiology of healthcare-related (ie, healthcare-associated and hospital-acquired) pneumonia due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among hospitalized patients in community hospitals. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING Twenty-four community hospitals in the southeastern United States affiliated with(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the epidemiology of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in community hospitals. DESIGN AND SETTING Prospective study in 31 community hospitals from 2007 to 2011. METHODS VAP surveillance was performed by infection preventionists using the National Healthcare Safety Network protocol. VAP incidence was reported as number of events(More)
BACKGROUND Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) is poorly characterized in anesthetized cats, but can cause aspiration pneumonia, esophagitis, and esophageal stricture formation. OBJECTIVE To determine whether pre-anesthetic orally administered omeprazole increases gastric and esophageal pH and increases serum gastrin concentrations in anesthetized cats, and to(More)
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