Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

10010.  Mehta S, Pawar D. Nosocomial infections: a historical preview.  Anticeptic, Madurai 2003; 100(12): 463-7.

10011.  Schutze GE, Gilliam CH, Jin S, Cavenaugh CK, Hall RW, Bradsher RW, Jacobs RF. Use of DNA fingerprinting in decision making for considering closure of neonatal intensive care units because of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bloodstream infections. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Feb;23(2):110-4.

10012.  Spence RP, van der Reijden TJ, Dijkshoorn L, Towner KJ. Comparison of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from United Kingdom hospitals with predominant Northern European genotypes by amplified-fragment length polymorphism analysis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):832-4.

10013.  Yalcin AN. Socioeconomic burden of nosocomial infections. Indian J med Sci 2003; 57(10): 450-6.

10014.  Yera H, Poulain D, Lefebvre A, Camus D, Sendid B. Polymicrobial candidaemia revealed by peripheral blood smear and chromogenic medium. J Clin Pathol. 2004 Feb;57(2):196-8. Review.


10015.  Bagattini M, Crispino M, Gentile F, Barretta E, Schiavone D, Boccia MC, Triassi M, Zarrilli R. A nosocomial outbreak of Serratia marcescens producing inducible Amp C-type beta-lactamase enzyme and carrying antimicrobial resistance genes within a class 1 integron. J Hosp Infect. 2004 Jan;56(1):29-36.

10016.  Castillo C, Villagra E, Sanhueza L, Ferres M, Mardones J, Mertz GJ. Prevalence of antibodies to hantavirus among family and health care worker contacts of persons with hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome: lack of evidence for nosocomial transmission of Andes virus to health care workers in Chile. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Mar;70(3):302-4.

10017.  Foongladda S, Sakulmaiwatana P, Petlum P, Vanprapar N. Candida species, genotypes and antifungal susceptibility of Candida isolates from blood samples of patients at the largest tertiary care hospital in Thailand during 1999-2002. J Med Assoc Thai. 2004 Jan;87(1):92-9.

10018.  Granchi TS, Abikhaled JA, Hirshberg A, Wall MJ, Mattox KL. Patterns of microbiology in intra-abdominal packing for trauma. J Trauma. 2004 Jan;56(1):45-51.

10019.  Jonas D, Spitzmuller B, Daschner FD, Verhoef J, Brisse S. Discrimination of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Klebsiella oxytoca phylogenetic groups and other Klebsiella species by use of amplified fragment length polymorphism. Res Microbiol. 2004 Jan-Feb;155(1):17-23.

10020.  Jureen R, Harthug S, Sornes S, Digranes A, Willems RJ, Langeland N. Comparative analysis of amplified fragment length polymorphism and pulsed field gel electrophoresis in a hospital outbreak and subsequent endemicity of ampicillin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2004 Jan 15;40(1):33-9.

10021.  Kozitskaya S, Cho SH, Dietrich K, Marre R, Naber K, Ziebuhr W. The bacterial insertion sequence element IS256 occurs preferentially in nosocomial Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates: association with biofilm formation and resistance to aminoglycosides. Infect Immun. 2004 Feb;72(2):1210-5.

10022.  Lai CC, Teng LJ, Hsueh PR, Yuan A, Tsai KC, Tang JL, Tien HF. Clinical and microbiological characteristics of Rhizobium radiobacter infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Jan 1;38(1):149-53.

10023.  Miranda G, Castro N, Leanos B, Valenzuela A, Garza-Ramos U, Rojas T, Solorzano F, Chihu L, Silva J. Clonal and horizontal dissemination of Klebsiella pneumoniae expressing SHV-5 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase in a Mexican pediatric hospital. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):30-5.

10024.  Ribera A, Vila J, Fernandez-Cuenca F, Martinez-Martinez L, Pascual A, Beceiro A, Bou G, Cisneros JM, Pachon J, Rodriguez-Bano J; Spanish Group for Nosocomial Infection (GEIH).  Type 1 integrons in epidemiologically unrelated Acinetobacter baumannii isolates collected at Spanish hospitals. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Jan;48(1):364-5.

10025.  Rohr U, Wilhelm M, Muhr G, Gatermann S. Qualitative and (semi)quantitative characterization of nasal and skin methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage of hospitalized patients. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 2004 Jan;207(1):51-5.

10026.  Villegas MV, Correa A, Perez F, Zuluaga T, Radice M, Gutkind G, Casellas JM, Ayala J, Lolans K, Quinn JP; Colombian Nosocomial Resistance Study Group. CTX-M-12 beta-lactamase in a Klebsiella pneumoniae clinical isolate in Colombia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2004 Feb;48(2):629-31.


10027.  Auboyer C, Bouletreau P. Risk of bloodstream infection can be strongly decreased by a very moderate caloric intake or strongly increased by a very low caloric intake in severely ill patients in intensive care? Crit Care Med. 2004 Feb;32(2):591-2.

10028.  Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee and Hand-Hygiene Task Force; Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America; Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology; Infection Diseases Society of America.  Guideline for hand hygiene in  healthcare settings. J Am Coll Surg. 2004 Jan;198(1):121-7. Review.

10029.  Owolabi T, Kwolek S. Managing obstetrical patients during severe acute respiratory syndrome outbreak. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2004 Jan;26(1):35-41.

10030.  Parienti JJ. Quality of care and satisfaction among patients isolated for infection control. JAMA. 2004 Jan 28;291(4):420; author reply 421-2.

10031.  Swoboda SM, Earsing K, Strauss K, Lane S, Lipsett PA. Electronic monitoring and voice prompts improve hand hygiene and decrease nosocomial infections in an intermediate care unit. Crit Care Med. 2004 Feb;32(2):358-63.

10032.  Wan GH, Lu SC, Tsai YH. Polymerase chain reaction used for the detection of airborne Mycobacterium tuberculosis in health care settings. Am J Infect Control. 2004 Feb;32(1):17-22.