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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VRE) is emerging in German intensive care units (ICUs). On a 32 bed surgical ICU at a university hospital increasing numbers of nosocomial cases occurred despite enforcement of hand hygiene and environmental disinfection.
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Name: The Journal of hospital infection
Photodynamic therapy is one of the most promising non-invasive strategies employed for the treatment of several kinds of bacterial infections. Though the vast majority of clinically approved photosens...
Candida-associated infections put a significant burden on western health care systems. Development of (multi-) resistant fungi can become untreatable and threaten especially vulnerable target groups, ...
Bacteroides fragilis can be classified into division I (cfiA negative) and division II (cfiA positive) isolates. Division II isolates have a silent chromosomal carbapenemase gene (cfiA) that can becom...
Deciphering risk factors for blood stream infections, bacteria species and antimicrobial resistance profiles among children under five years of age in North-Western Tanzania: a multicentre study in a cascade of referral health care system.
Blood stream infections (BSIs) cause a complex cascade of inflammatory events, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality in children in Tanzania. This study was designed to delineate circulatin...
We analyzed antimicrobial susceptibility test results reported in healthcare-associated infections by California hospitals during 2014-2017. Approximately 3.2% of Enterobacteriaceae reported in health...
The study investigates the efficacy and safety of MK3009 in patients with skin infections and septicemia caused by MRSA.
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia (CRKp) blood stream infections (BSI) cause substantial mortality among hospitalized patients. Treatment options for CRKp infections are limited an...
Understanding the emergence of linezolid-resistance in Staphylococci has been allowed in the past years through the discovery of the clonal dissemination of a chromosomal cassette carrying...
Eurobact II will investigate the mortality and morbidity of hospital-acquired blood stream infections in patients treated in intensive care units (ICU). It will investigate the effects of ...
Drug resistant HIV strains often develop in patients who have taken anti-HIV drugs for an extended time. However, these drug resistant HIV strains do not always cause an increase in the l...
Serious INFLAMMATION of the LUNG in patients who required the use of PULMONARY VENTILATOR. It is usually caused by cross bacterial infections in hospitals (NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS).
Strains of the genus Enterococcus that are resistant to the antibiotic VANCOMYCIN. The enterococci become resistant by acquiring plasmids carrying genes for VANCOMYCIN RESISTANCE.
Tuberculosis resistant to chemotherapy with two or more ANTITUBERCULAR AGENTS, including at least ISONIAZID and RIFAMPICIN. The problem of resistance is particularly troublesome in tuberculous OPPORTUNISTIC INFECTIONS associated with HIV INFECTIONS. It requires the use of second line drugs which are more toxic than the first line regimens. TB with isolates that have developed further resistance to at least three of the six classes of second line drugs is defined as EXTENSIVELY DRUG-RESISTANT TUBERCULOSIS.
The introduction of whole blood or blood component directly into the blood stream. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Obstruction of a blood vessel (embolism) by a blood clot (THROMBUS) in the blood stream.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...