Infection control and changing health-care delivery systems

Emerging Infectious Diseases, march-april 2001;7(2):170-3Autor: William R. JarvisHospital Infections Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Abstract: In the past, health care was delivered mainly in acute-care facilities. Today, health care is delivered in hospital, outpatient, transitional care, long-term care, rehabilitative care, home, and private office settings. Measures to reduce health-care costs…

Focus On Water Hygiene: Legionnaires? Disease in Spain ?Some Hospitals Prefer Not to Face the Reality?

Hospital Post Europe, jan 2007:p.29Abstract: Among waterborne pathogens, Legionella pneumophila is one of the most threatening bacteria: One of the unique aspects of Legionnaires? disease is the significant frequency at which it is misdiagnosed as pneumonia, even in hospitalized patients. This is due to the fact that Legionella infections are not often considered in the…

Automated Methods for Surveillance of Surgical Site Infections

Emerging Infectious Diseases, marc-april 2001;7(2):212-6Autores: Richard Platt, Deborah S. Yokoe, Kenneth E. Sands, and the CDC EasternMassachusetts Prevention Epicenter Investigators Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women?s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USAHarvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Abstract: Automated data,…

Antimicrobial Prophylaxis for Surgery: An Advisory Statement from the National Surgical Infection Prevention Project

CID, 15 june 2004;38:1706-15Autores: Dale W. Bratzler and Peter M. Houck, for the Surgical Infection Prevention Guidelines Writers WorkgroupaOklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, Washington Abstract: In January 2003, leadership of the Medicare National Surgical Infection Prevention Project hosted the Surgical Infection Prevention Guideline Writers…

Nosocomial Infection Update

Emerging Infectious Diseases, juy-september 1998;4(3).Autor: Robert A. WeinsteinCook County Hospital & Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois, USA Abstract: Historically, staphylococci, pseudomonads, and Escherichia coli have been thenosocomial infection troika; nosocomial pneumonia, surgical wound infections, and vascular accessrelated bacteremia have caused the most illness and death inhospitalized patients; and intensive care units have been the epicenters…

The Attributable Mortality and Costs of Primary Nosocomial Bloodstream Infections in the Intensive Care Unit

AM J RESPIR CRIT CARE MED, 1999;160:976?981Autores: Bruno DiGiovine, Carol Chenoweth, Charles Watts, and Millicent HigginsDepartment of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit; Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases, University of MichiganMedical School, Ann Arbor; and University of…