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Titolo:
Nonantibibiotic measures for the prevention of Gram-positive infections
Autore:
Eggimann, P; Pittet, D;
Indirizzi:
Univ Hosp Geneva, Dept Internal Med, Infect Control Program, CH-1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland Univ Hosp Geneva Geneva Switzerland 14 m, CH-1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland Univ Hosp Geneva, Med Intens Care Unit, CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland Univ Hosp Geneva Geneva Switzerland CH-1211 CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Titolo Testata:
CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION
, volume: 7, anno: 2001, supplemento:, 4
pagine: 91 - 99
SICI:
1198-743X(2001)7:<91:NMFTPO>2.0.ZU;2-J
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
INTENSIVE-CARE UNITS; CATHETER-RELATED INFECTIONS; BLOOD-STREAM INFECTION; CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERS; EPIDEMIOLOGY-OF-AMERICA; CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS; NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS; ANTIMICROBIAL-RESISTANCE; HAND HYGIENE; RISK-FACTORS;
Keywords:
bloodstream infection; educational programs; Gram-positive cocci; hand hygiene; nosocomial infection; prevention of infection;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
89
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Pittet, D Univ Hosp Geneva, Dept Internal Med, Infect Control Program, 24 Rue Micheli du Crest, CH-1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland Univ Hosp Geneva 24 Rue Micheli du Crest Geneva Switzerland 14
Citazione:
P. Eggimann e D. Pittet, "Nonantibibiotic measures for the prevention of Gram-positive infections", CL MICRO IN, 7, 2001, pp. 91-99

Abstract

While Gram-negative bacteria remain a leading cause of nosocomial infections such as ventilator-associated pneumonia and catheter-associated urinary tract infections, Gram-positive cocci are now responsible for a large majority of surgical site and bloodstream infections. A shift has occurred during the last decade and multidrug-resistant micro-organisms have become predominant in most referral centers. Severe infections with Gram-positive micro-organisms such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and, more recently, glycopeptide intermediate S. aureus are now regularly reported to be associated with increased morbidity and represent a true health problem in many institutions. The importanceof nonantimicrobial measures to prevent infections and further spread is reviewed in this paper. New evidence of the effectiveness of basic infectioncontrol measures that have been regarded of little importance during the last two decades by the exponential progress of technologically sophisticated medicine, is discussed.

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