Prevention of Catheter and Intravascular Device--Related Infections: A Quality-of-Care Mandate for Institutions and Physicians
- Microbial Colonization of Medical Devices and Novel Preventive Strategies. Shunmugaperumal, Tamilvanan // Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation;Jun2010, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p153
Upon implantation or insertion into patient's body for exerting theintended purpose like salvage of normal functions of vital organs, the medical devices are unfortunately becoming the sites of competition between host cell integration and microbial adhesion. Moreover, since there is an...
- Nosocomial Bloodstream Infection and Clinical Sepsis. Hugonnet, Stéphane; Sax, Hugo; Eggimann, Philippe; Chevrolet, Jean-Claude; Pittet, Didier // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jan2004, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p76
Primary bloodstream infection (BSI) is a leading, preventable infectious complication in critically ill patients and has a negative impact on patients' outcome. Surveillance definitions for primary BSI distinguish those that are microbiologically documented from those that are not. The latter is...
- CE/CME questions. // Hospital Infection Control;Apr2007, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p46
A multiple choice quiz regarding hospital infection control is presented.
- INFECTION CONSULT. Kirkis, E. Jacquelyn // RN;Nov81, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p139
Presents guidelines for preventing nosocomial infections. Modes of transmission; Information on nosocomial infections; Benefit of hand washing.
- OCENA POWIKÅAÅƒ ZWIÄ„ZANYCH Z ZAÅOÅ»ENIEM I UTRZYMANIEM CEWNIKÃ“W W Å»YÅACH OBWODOWYCH U DZIECI. Przybysz, Alicja; Kurylak, Andrzej; Zreda, Aneta; Barczykowska, Ewa; Kram, Mirosława; Mania, Marlena // Przeglad Pediatryczny;2007, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p266
Introduction: Cannulation of peripheral veins is one of the most frequently applied invasive procedures, and contamination of the site of catheter insertion is the source of many hospital infections. The problem of infections related to central catheters is well recognized, whereas that related...
- Risk factors for nosocomial bloodstream infections. Apostolopoulou, Elen; Katsaris, Georgios; Katostaras, Theophanis // British Journal of Nursing;6/26/2003, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p718
Studies the risk factors for nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI). Incidence density of BSI; Length of stay in the intensive care unit; Presence of trauma at admission; Nosocomial ventilator-associated pneumonia. INSET: KEY POINTS.
- Infecciones nosocomiales en el Instituto Nacional de PediatrÃa (INP) 2004-2005. Hernández-Orozco, Hilda G.; González-Saldaña, Napoleón; Castañeda-Narváez, José Luis; Arzate-Barbosa, Patricia; Saldaña- Maldonado, Carmen; Monroy-Díaz, Aurelia; Lucas-Reséndiz, Esperanza // Acta Pediatrica de Mexico;nov/dic2006, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p325
Introduction. Nosocomial infections an important public health problem. At least 2 million patients have one infection per year in the United States with a cost of 4.5 billon dollares. It is important to asses the local characteristics of nosocomial infections in order to implement preventive...
- The ORION statement: guidelines for transparent reporting of Outbreak Reports and Intervention studies Of Nosocomial infection. S. P. Stone; B. S. Cooper; C. C. Kibbler; B. D. Cookson; J. A. Roberts; G. F. Medley; G. Duckworth; R. Lai; S. Ebrahim; E. M. Brown; P. J. Wiffen; P. G. Davey // Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);May2007, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p833
The quality of research in hospital epidemiology (infection control) must be improved to be robust enough to influence policy and practice. In order to raise the standards of research and publication, a CONSORT equivalent for these largely quasi-experimental studies has been prepared by the...
- Nosocomial. Vohr, Hans-Werner // Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p483
A definition of the term "nosocomial" is presented. It refers to infections pertaining to or originating in a hospital.