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…

Literature Review of Staff Thermal Comfort and Patient ?Thermal Risks? in Operating Rooms

Páginas: 4 págs.Autores: M.A. Melhado, J.L.M. Hensen and M. LoomansTechnical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands Abstract: This paper discusses the thermal comfort of Staff and the ?thermal risks? for the patient in operating rooms. Staff has often reported thermal discomfort during surgery. Factors which affect the thermal comfort include physiological and psychological perception, climate, the level…

Sweden ? a test ground for telemedicine/telecare

Dentro de: “Thought Leaders : connected health”: p. 26-36ISBN: 0-9546445-0-6Autores: Dr. Håkan ErikssonDepartment of Woman and Child Health Professor Lars TereniusDepartment of Clinical Neuroscienceboth of Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden Resumen: Telemedicine/telecare has attracted interest in Sweden for several reasons. There is a well – developed IT sector and competence among potential users. Health services are…

National policy and strategy for ICT in healthcare: Germany

Dentro de: “Thought Leaders : connected health”: p. 66-70ISBN: 0-9546445-0-6Autor: Reinhold A. MainzCommissioner for TelematicsNational Association of Statutory Health Insurance PhysiciansCologne, Germany Resumen: nformation and communication technology (ICT) and the establishment of a legal and economic framework form the two mainstays of Germany?s medium-term strategy for healthcare telematics. The situation is best understood by comparing…

Cooperative development of the healthcare infostructure for Europe

Dentro de: “Thought Leaders : connected health”: p. 90-106ISBN: 0-9546445-0-6Autor: Angelo Rossi MoriIstituto Tecnologie Biomediche, CNRPresident, Centre ?PROREC Italia? for the promotion of the Electronic Health Record Comentario del autor: “The roles of the stakeholders are changing. We need a common vision and a comprehensive model for change management. It is crucial to establish and…

Trust and confidentiality in healthcare: working with information technologies

Dentro de: “Thought Leaders : connected health”: p. 16-25ISBN: 0-9546445-0-6Autor: Dr. Anthony NowlanExecutive Director of the National Health Service Information Authority (NHSIA), England Resumen: Confidentiality is one of the most confusing and contentious issues that arise in the course of applying information technologies in healthcare. At heart the issue appears straightforward. Individuals ? patients ?…