Nosocomial Aspergillosis Is Waterborne

CID, 2001;33:1546-8Autores: Elias J. AnaissieMyeloma and Transplantation Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas Silvia F. CostaHospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, Brazil Abstract: Nosocomial invasive aspergillosis can cause life-threatening infections among immunosuppressed patients and is thought to be primarily airborne. Despite the use of appropriate hospital air filtration systems, however, the…

Enhanced Identification of Postoperative Infections among Inpatients

Emerging Infectious Diseases, november 2004;10(11):1924-30Autores: Deborah S. Yokoe, Gary A. Noskin, Susan M. Cunningham, Gianna Zuccotti, Theresa Plaskett, Victoria J. Fraser, Margaret A. Olsen, Jerome I. Tokars, Steven Solomon, Trish M. Perl, Sara E. Cosgrove, Richard S. Tilson, Maurice Greenbaum, David C. Hooper, Kenneth E. Sands, John Tully, Loreen A. Herwaldt, Daniel J. Diekema, Edward…

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…

Counterpoint: Invasive Aspergillosis and the Environment?Rethinking Our Approach to Prevention

CID, 2001;33:1549-52Autor: Rana A. Hajjeh and David W. WarnockMycotic Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta Abstract: Preventive measures are important in the control of invasive aspergillosis (IA) because diagnosis is difficult and the outcome of treatment is poor. If effective strategies…

The Hospital Water Supply as a Source of Nosocomial Infections: A plea for action

Arch Intern Med, 2002;162:1483-92Abstract: Background: Microbiologically contaminated drinking water is a cause of community-acquired infection, and guidelines for prevention of such infections have been established. Microbes in hospital water can also cause nosocomial infection, yet guidelines for preventing such infections do not exist. The purpose of this review is to assess the magnitude of the…

Preventing Infections in Non-Hospital Settings: Long-Term Care

Emerging Infectious Diseases, marc-april 2001;7(2):205-7Autora: Lindsay E. NicolleUniversity of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada Abstract: Infection concerns in long-term care facilities include endemic infections, outbreaks, and colonization and infection with antimicrobial-drug resistant microorganisms. Infection control programs are now used in most long-term care facilities, but their impact on infections has not been rigorously evaluated. Preventive strategies need…