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Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection.
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CDC definitions of nosocomial surgical site infections, 1992: a modification of CDC definitions of surgical wound infections.
In 1988, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published definitions of nosocomial infections.1 However, because of journalistic style and space constraints, these definitions lacked some of theExpand
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Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The "Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999" presents the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s recommendations for the prevention of surgical siteExpand
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National nosocomial infections surveillance system (NNIS): description of surveillance methods.
The National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (NNIS) is an ongoing collaborative surveillance system sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to obtain national data on nosocomialExpand
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Epidemiology of nosocomial fungal infections.
This paper briefly reviews the current knowledge of the epidemiology and modes of transmission of nosocomial fungal infections and some of the therapeutic options for treating these diseases. In theExpand
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Liver failure and death after exposure to microcystins at a hemodialysis center in Brazil.
BACKGROUND Hemodialysis is a common but potentially hazardous procedure. From February 17 to 20, 1996, 116 of 130 patients (89 percent) at a dialysis center (dialysis center A) in Caruaru, Brazil,Expand
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SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus.
patients with MRSA or VRE usually acquire it via spread. The CDC has long-recommended contact precautions for patients colonized or infected with such pathogens. Most facilities have required this asExpand
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Selected aspects of the socioeconomic impact of nosocomial infections: morbidity, mortality, cost, and prevention.
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  • Infection control and hospital epidemiology
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Approximately 2 million nosocomial infections occur annually in the United States. These infections result in substantial morbidity, mortality, and cost. The excess duration of hospitalizationExpand
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SHEA guideline for preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus and enterococcus.
BACKGROUND Infection control programs were created three decades ago to control antibiotic-resistant healthcare-associated infections, but there has been little evidence of control in mostExpand
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