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Healthcare-associated infection control

This section aims to publish studies looking at infection prevention and control in the healthcare setting and includes disinfection, sterilization, and antisepsis, alongside hand hygiene, surveillance and other interventions.


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  1. The most common cause of Gram-negative bacterial neonatal meningitis is E. coli K1. It has a mortality rate of 10–15 %, and neurological sequelae in 30–50 % of cases. Infections can be attributable to nosocomial ...

    Authors: Aldukali Alkeskas, Pauline Ogrodzki, Mohamed Saad, Naqash Masood, Nasreddin R. Rhoma, Karen Moore, Audrey Farbos, Konrad Paszkiewicz and Stephen Forsythe

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:449

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (IRAB) is an important cause of hospital-acquired infection. We aimed to describe an outbreak of IRAB infection and to investigate its possible source in an intensive ca...

    Authors: Dan Ye, Jinglan Shan, Yongbo Huang, Jianchun Li, Changan Li, Xiaoqing Liu, Weiqun He, Yimin Li and Pu Mao

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:179

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  3. The performance of recommended control measures is necessary for quick and uniform infectious disease outbreak control. To assess whether these procedures are performed, a valid set of quality indicators (QIs)...

    Authors: Evelien Belfroid, Jeannine LA Hautvast, Mirrian Hilbink, Aura Timen and Marlies EJL Hulscher

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:166

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a frequent complication associated with hospitalization of infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The aim of this study was to evaluate and describe the r...

    Authors: Valeria Crivaro, Lidija Bogdanović, Maria Bagattini, Vita Dora Iula, Mariarosaria Catania, Francesco Raimondi, Maria Triassi and Raffaele Zarrilli

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:152

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Annual influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCWs) is recommended in Australia, but uptake in healthcare facilities has historically been low (approximately 50%). The objective of this study was to deve...

    Authors: Kristina Heinrich-Morrison, Sue McLellan, Ursula McGinnes, Brendan Carroll, Kerrie Watson, Pauline Bass, Leon J Worth and Allen C Cheng

    Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases 2015 15:42

    Content type: Research article

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