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Multiresistent microrganism

S. Esposito
Antibiotic resistance represents such a serious problem in the field of infectious diseases as to constitute as a threat for a post-antibiotic era. Currently, it contributes to increase treatment failures, morbidity and mortality rates, and health costs. Since 1993, the international scientific community has identified five different priorities in the struggle against antibiotic-resistance which are represented by the following bacterial species: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Staphylococcus spp, Enterococcus spp and Neisseria gonorrhoeae...
1998: Le Infezioni in Medicina
Cristiana Franchi, Mario Venditti, Monica Rocco, Gustavo Spadetta, Vincenzo Vullo, Massimiliano Raponi, Giovanni Battista Orsi
Infection surveillance in ICU is fundamental to monitor endemic rates, to identify outbreaks on-time in order to activate control procedures implementing a correct empirical antibiotic treatment. The data collection surveillance software CIN-20002 was established in the Teaching Hospital Umberto I ICU to monitor the following site-specific infection rates: urinary tract infections (UTI), pneumonia (PNE), blood stream infections (BSI), surgical site infections (SSI). According to CDC definitions all patients developing infection 48 hours or more after ward admission were included...
June 2002: Le Infezioni in Medicina
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