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infection control in icu and ot

Feng Qin, Xinman Dou, Chenghua Mou, Fang Niu, Ruiling Nan, Yanhua Zhang, Chenming Dong, Jinhui Tian
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of Percu Twist (PT) tracheostomy comparing with that of operative tracheostomy (OT) in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Related data were retrieved from CBM, CNKI, Wanfang Data, VIP, PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and Web of Science from the time of their establishment to May 15th 2014, and the data of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) concerning PT and OT were selected. The risk of bias assessment and data extraction were performed by two independent reviewers...
December 2014: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
R W van den Berg, H L Claahsen, M Niessen, H L Muytjens, K Liem, A Voss
In the first week ot December 1997, an increasing incidence of neonates colonized with multi-drug resistant Enterobacter cloacae (MR-E. cloacae) was observed in the neonatal Intensive care unit of our 950-bed university hospital. Initially, re-enforcement of infection control practices including hand disinfection and cohort isolation seemed to be sufficient to control the outbreak. Nevertheless, an increasing number of newly admitted patients was paralleled by another rise in the incidence of colonized neonates...
May 2000: Journal of Hospital Infection
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