Pediatric wound infections : a prospective multicenter study

Annals of surgery, april 1998;227(4): 553-8Autores: Jeffrey R. Horwitz, MDHenry W. Cheu, MDKevin P. Lally, MDFrom the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and Hermann Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas Walter J. Chwals, MDBowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina John J. Doski, MDEric A. Suescun, MDWilford Hall USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas Abstract: ObjectiveSurgical…

Preventing surgical site infections: a surgeon?s perspective

Emerging Infectious Diseases, march-april 2001;7(2): 220-4Autor: Ronald Lee NicholsTulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Abstract: Wound site infections are a major source of postoperative illness, accounting for approximately a quarter of all nosocomial infections. National studies have defined the patients at highest risk for infection in general and in many specific operative…

Designing hospital for better infection control : an experience

MJAFI, 2004;60(4):63-6Abstract: The physical design of hospital is an essential component of a hospital?s infection control strategy, incorporating infection control issues to minimise the risk of infection transmission. Hospital design therefore, needs to consider the separation of dirty and clean areas, adequate ventilation, lighting and storage facilities and design of patient accommodation areas, including adequate…

Interference in medical devices by radiofrequency signals from cellular phones

Páginas: 3 págs.Autores: M. HietanenFinnish Institute of Occupational HealthHelsinki, Finland V. SibakovHelsinki University of TechnologyEspoo, Finland Introducción: Safety of patients and acute medical treatments in hospitals require fast and constant attainability of the staff. Traditionally, the hospitals use a paging system that can usually show only phone number of the caller. The personanswers the call…

Prevention of Perioperative Infection

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2007;89:1605-18Autores: Nicholas Fletcher, MDD?Mitri Sofianos, BSMarschall Brantling Berkes, BSWilliam T. Obremskey, MD, MPHInvestigation performed at Vanderbilt Orthopedic Trauma, Nashville, Tennessee Abstract: Surgical site infection is one of the most common complications that a surgeon encounters, with an infection occurring after approximately 780,000 operations in the United States each…

Supplemental perioperative oxygen to reduce the incidence of surgical-wound infecton

The New England Journal of Medicine, 2000;342(3):161-7Autores: Robert Greif, M.D.Ozan Akça, M.D.Ernst-Peter Horn, M.D.Andrea Kurz, M.D.Daniel I. Sessler, M.D.The Outcomes Research Group Abstract: BackgroundDestruction by oxidation, or oxidative killing, is the most important defense against surgical pathogens and depends on the partial pressure of oxygen in contaminated tissue. An easy method of improving oxygen tension…

Modifiable risk factors associated with deep sternal site infection after coronary artery bypass grafting

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2000;119(1):108-14Autores: William E. Trick, MDJerome I. Tokars, MDKevin C. Jones, DOWilliam R. Jarvis, MDHospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, Ga William E. Scheckler, MDMel L. Reppen, RNEllen M. Smith, RNSaint Marys Hospital Medical CenterMadison, Wis Abstract: Objective: Our objective was to identify risk factors for…

The effect of increasing age on the risk of surgical site infection

JID, april 2005;191:1056-62Autores: Keith S. Kaye Divisions of Infectious DiseasesDuke Infection Control Outreach NetworkCenter for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center Kristine SchmitGeriatrics, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine Carl PieperRichard SloaneCenter for the Study of Aging and Human Development, Duke University Medical Center Kathleen F. CaughlanDuke Infection Control Outreach…

Isolation room ventilation design case studies

IAQ, 2004:1-16Autores: Duncan A. Phillips, Ph.D., P.Eng. Associate Member ASHRAE Ray J. Sinclair, Ph.D. Glenn D. Schuyler, P.Eng.Member ASHRAE Abstract: This paper discusses the design of ventilation systems for negatively and positively pressurized patient isolation rooms. The paper focuses on how to quantify and achieve target levels of protection for either the patient (positively pressurized…