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Shao-li Wang, Wei-hong An, Hong-liang Li, Xiao-ning Yuan, Xi Zhu, Xue-song Yang
OBJECTIVE: To understand the situation of the device-associated infection (DAI) in the medical-surgical intensive care unit(ICU)inpatients in an A-level tertiary class hospital in Beijing. METHODS: DAI date were collected through a surveillance on the medical-surgical ICU inpatients in an A-level tertiary class hospital in Beijing from January 2008 to December 2010. RESULTS: In 2279 patients admitted to the medical-surgical ICU (with a 15,332 days total hospitalization stay), 283 were found infected...
November 2011: Zhongguo Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue, Chinese Critical Care Medicine, Zhongguo Weizhongbing Jijiuyixue
Ch K Kydona, G Malamis, T Giasnetsova, V Tsiora, N Gritsi-Gerogianni
BACKGROUND: The benefits of improved interdisciplinary collaboration in the health care section are well documented in the literature, including fewer errors and shorter delays and thus enhanced effectiveness and maximised patient safety. Given that the first step in improving teamwork involves uncovering individual team member's attitudes, this study was planned to investigate the level of collaboration, as part of organizational culture in the environment of ICU in Hippokratio Hospital...
April 2010: Hippokratia
Makiko Kiyosuke, Megumi Takayanagi, Zenzo Nagasawa, Akira Koguchi, Ariaki Nagayama
We performed epidemiologic study of 109 strains of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which were detected in our hospital. Of these strains, 6 strains showed resistant to Teicoplanin (TEIC) which MIC level were between 4 to 8microg/mL. All of them showed some phenotype, such as type II of coagulase, type A of enterotoxin, and were producing TSST-1. Genotype analysis by PFGE also showed that those strains ware identical. From analyzing the spreading rout of these TEIC resistant MRSA, we speculate that they first were in ICU ward, then spread all over the hospital carried by the stuff cross-working ICU and other units of hospital...
July 2004: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
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