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Titolo:
Infection control in pediatric hospitals
Autore:
Neely, M; Toltzis, P;
Indirizzi:
Case Western Reserve Univ, Sch Med, Dept Pediat, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA Case Western Reserve Univ Cleveland OH USA 44106 Cleveland, OH 44106 USA
Titolo Testata:
CURRENT OPINION IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES
fascicolo: 4, volume: 14, anno: 2001,
pagine: 449 - 453
SICI:
0951-7375(200108)14:4<449:ICIPH>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCI; INTENSIVE-CARE UNIT; RESPIRATORY SYNCYTIAL VIRUS; PSEUDOMONAS-AERUGINOSA; BARRIER PRECAUTIONS; INFLUENZA-A; OUTBREAK; HAND; TRANSMISSION; FAECIUM;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
42
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Toltzis, P Univ Hosp Cleveland, Rainbow Babies & Childrens Hosp, Div Pharmacol & CritCare, 11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA Univ Hosp Cleveland 11100 Euclid Ave Cleveland OH USA 44106 USA
Citazione:
M. Neely e P. Toltzis, "Infection control in pediatric hospitals", CURR OPIN I, 14(4), 2001, pp. 449-453

Abstract

Important characteristics of hospital infection control are specific to pediatric facilities. For example, colonization and infection with vancomycin-resistant enterococci, which are widely spread in many units housing adultpatients, are uncommon in children, especially in the neonatal intensive care unit where vancomycin use is heavy. Characteristics of the neonatal intensive care unit, such as the insulated environment and infrequent treatment with antibiotics with broad anaerobic activity, likely account for this finding. Artificial fingernails have been discovered to promote colonizationwith potential pathogens; their implication in recent nursery epidemics emphasizes the need to prohibit their use in this environment in particular. Finally, nosocomial viral infections occur with regularity in pediatric hospitals. Programs that successfully and cost-effectively control hospital spread of respiratory syncytial virus, however, demonstrate that rational, multifaceted interventions can nearly eliminate transmission of certain viralpathogens on the pediatric wards. Curr Opin Infect Dis 14:449-453. (C) 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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