Device-associated nosocomial infections in 55 intensive care units of 8 developing countries.

@article{Rosenthal2006DeviceassociatedNI,
  title={Device-associated nosocomial infections in 55 intensive care units of 8 developing countries.},
  author={V{\'i}ctor Daniel Rosenthal and Dennis George Maki and Reinaldo Salom{\~a}o and Carlos Alvarez Moreno and Yatin Mehta and F. Higuera and Luis E. Cu{\'e}llar and Ozay Akan Arikan and Redouane Abouqal and Hakan Leblebicioğlu},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={145 8},
  pages={582-91}
}
BACKGROUND Health care-associated infections from invasive medical devices in the intensive care unit (ICU) are a major threat to patient safety. Most published studies of ICU-acquired infections have come from industrialized western countries. In a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (NNIS) System report, the U.S. pooled mean rates of central venous catheter (CVC)-related bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and… CONTINUE READING
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