( SEVAMED 2002)

(Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis, Immunodiagnostics, Pathogenesis,  Vaccines & Drugs)

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3424.      Anonymous.  The choice of antibacterial drugs. Medical Letter on Drugs & Therapeutics. 43(1111-1112):69-78, 2001 Aug 20.

3425.      Bouza E.  Pelaez T. Alonso R.  Catalan P. Munoz P. Creixems MR. "Second-look" cytotoxicity: an evaluation of culture plus cytotoxin assay of Clostridium difficile isolates in the laboratory diagnosis of CDAD. Journal of Hospital Infection.  48(3):233-7, 2001 Jul.

3426.      Brown AR.  Townsley AC.  Amyes SG. Diversity of Tn1546 elements in clinical isolates of glycopeptide-resistant enterococci from Scottish hospitals. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy. 45(4):1309-11, 2001 Apr.

3427.      Chen KY.  Ko SC. Hsueh PR.  Luh KT.  Yang PC. Pulmonary fungal infection: emphasis on microbiological spectra, patient outcome, and prognostic factors. Chest. 120(1):177-84, 2001 Jul.

3428.      Craft A.  Finer N. Nosocomial coagulase negative staphylococcal (CoNS) catheter-related sepsis in preterm infants: definition, diagnosis, prophylaxis, and prevention. [Review] [55 refs]  Journal of Perinatology.  21(3):186-92, 2001 Apr-May.

3429.      Croce MA.  Fabian TC. Waddle-Smith L.  Maxwell RA. Identification of early predictors for post-traumatic pneumonia. American Surgeon.  67(2):105-10, 2001 Feb.

3430.      Lundstrom T.  Sobel J. Nosocomial candiduria: a review. [Review] [44 refs] Clinical Infectious Diseases.  32(11):1602-7, 2001 Jun 1.

3431.      Mahmood A.  Blood stream infections in a medical intensive care unit: spectrum and antibiotic susceptibility pattern. JPMA - Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association. 51(6):213-5, 2001 Jun.

3432.      Malik A, Hasani S E, Khan H M, Ahmad A J. Nosocomial infections in newborns Indian Pediat.38(1): 68-71,2001.

3433.      Marsou R.  Bes M. Brun Y.  Boudouma M.  Idrissi L. Meugnier H.  Freney J.  Etienne J. Molecular techniques open up new vistas for typing of coagulase-negative staphylococci.  Pathologie et Biologie.  49(3):205-15, 2001 Apr.

3434.      Meyanci G.  Oz H. Combination of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and antibacterial drugs for the treatment of ventilatory associated nosocomial pneumonia. Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology.  16(1):91-101, 2001 Feb.

3435.      Nicolau DP.  McNabb J. Lacy MK.  Quintiliani R. Nightingale CH. Continuous versus intermittent administration of ceftazidime in intensive care unit patients with nosocomial pneumonia. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 17(6):497-504, 2001 Jun.

3436.      Sax H.  Hugonnet S. Harbarth S.  Herrault P. Pittet D. Variation in nosocomial infection prevalence according to patient care setting:a hospital-wide survey. Journal of Hospital Infection.  48(1):27-32, 2001 May.

3437.      Sorvillo F.  Beall G. Turner PA.  Beer VL.  Kovacs AA. Kerndt PR. Incidence and determinants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection among persons with HIV: association with hospital exposure. American Journal of Infection Control. 29(2):79-84, 2001 Apr.

3438.      Takeuchi K. Tsuzuki Y.  Ando T.  Sekihara M. Hara T.  Yoshikawa M.  Kudo M. Kuwano H. Clinical studies of enteritis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.  European Journal of Surgery.  167(4):293-6, 2001 Apr.

3439.      Verghese S, Padmaja P, Elezabeth S J, Mathew T, Anitha A, Chitra A K, Belinda J. Nosocomial infection by Salmonella senfetenberg in post cardiac surgery patients. J Commun Dis. 31(4): 253-5,1999.

3440.      Warris A.  Semmekrot BA.  Voss A. Candidal and bacterial bloodstream infections in premature neonates: a case-control study. Medical Mycology.  39(1):75-9, 2001 Feb.

3441.      Younai FS.  Murphy DC. Kotelchuck D. Occupational exposures to blood in a dental teaching environment: results of a ten-year surveillance study. Journal of Dental Education.  65(5):436-48, 2001 May.

3442. Yu JL. Wu SX.  Jia HQ. Study on antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria causing neonatal infections: a 12 year study (1987-1998). Singapore Medical Journal. 42(3):107-10, 2001 Mar.


Apr 02

4208.      Anaissie EJ, Kuchar RT, Rex JH, Francesconi A, Kasai M, Muller FM, Lozano-Chiu M, Summerbell RC, Dignani MC, Chanock SJ, Walsh TJ. Fusariosis associated with pathogenic fusarium species colonization of a hospital water system: a new paradigm for the epidemiology of opportunistic mold infections. Clin Infect Dis  2001 Dec 1;33(11):1871-8

4209.      Chimzizi RB, Harries AD, Hargreaves NJ, Kwanjana JH, Salaniponi FM. Care of HIV complications in patients receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment in hospitals in Malawi. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis  2001 Oct;5(10):979-81

4210.      Hoel D. How close is a staph vaccine? Early results show promise for lowering nosocomial infection rates. Postgrad Med 2001 Oct;110(4):54

4211.      Leibovici L, Berger R, Gruenewald T, Yahav J, Yehezkelli Y, Milo G, Paul M, Samra Z, Pitlik SD. Departmental consumption of antibiotic drugs and subsequent resistance: a quantitative link. J Antimicrob Chemother  2001 Oct;48(4):535-40

4212.      Mathias  A J, Somashekar R K, Sumitra S, Subramanya S: Assessment of reservoirs of multi-resistant nosocomial pathogens in a secondary care hospital. Indain J Microbial 2000, 40(3), 183-90. (016390) Aug 16, 2023

4213.      Muehlstedt SG, Richardson CJ, West MA, Lyte M, Rodriguez JL. Cytokines and the  pathogenesis of nosocomial pneumonia. Surgery  2001 Oct;130(4):602-9; discussion 609-11

4214.      Ong GM, Wyatt DE, O'Neill HJ, McCaughey C, Coyle PV. A comparison of nested polymerase chain reaction and immunofluorescence for the diagnosis of respiratory infections in children with bronchiolitis, and the implications for a cohorting strategy. J Hosp Infect 2001 Oct;49(2):122-8

4215.      Phillips MS, von Reyn CF. Nosocomial infections due to nontuberculous  mycobacteria. Clin Infect Dis  2001 Oct 15;33(8):1363-74

4216.      Waterer GW, Wunderink RG. Controversies in the diagnosis of  ventilator-acquired pneumonia. Med Clin North Am  2001 Nov;85(6):1565-81

July 02


4796.      Alfa MJ, Ilnyckyj A, MacFarlane N, Preece V, Allford S, Fachnie B.  Microbial overgrowth in water perfusion equipment for esophageal/rectal motility. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Feb;55(2):209-13.

4797.      Almroth G, Ekermo B, Mansson AS, Svensson G, Widell A. Detection and prevention of hepatitis C in dialysis patients and renal transplant recipients. A long-term follow up (1989-January 1997). J Intern Med. 2002 Feb;251(2):119-28.

4798.      Anaissie EJ, Stratton SL, Dignani MC, Summerbell RC, Rex JH, Monson TP, Spencer T, Kasai M, Francesconi A, Walsh TJ.  Pathogenic Aspergillus species recovered from a hospital water system: a 3-year prospective study. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Mar 15;34(6):780-9.

4799.      Andersen BM, Lindemann R, Bergh K, Nesheim BI, Syversen G, Solheim N, Laugerud F.  Spread of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive unit associated with understaffing, overcrowding and mixing of patients. J Hosp Infect. 2002 Jan;50(1):18-24.

4800.      Carrier M, Marchand R, Auger P, Hebert Y, Pellerin M, Perrault LP, Cartier R, Bouchard D, Poirier N, Page P. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a cardiac surgical unit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2002 Jan;123(1):40-4.

4801.      Fleisch F, Zimmermann-Baer U, Zbinden R, Bischoff G, Arlettaz R, Waldvogel K, Nadal D, Ruef C.  Three consecutive outbreaks of Serratia marcescens in a neonatal intensive care unit. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Mar 15;34(6):767-73.

4802.      Gibb AP, Tribuddharat C, Moore RA, Louie TJ, Krulicki W, Livermore DM, Palepou MF, Woodford N.  Nosocomial outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa with a new bla(IMP) allele, bla(IMP-7). Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2002 Jan;46(1):255-8.

4803.      Girlich D, Naas T, Leelaporn A, Poirel L, Fennewald M, Nordmann P.  Nosocomial spread of the integron-located veb-1-like cassette encoding an extended-pectrum beta-lactamase in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Thailand. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Mar 1;34(5):603-11.

4804.      Hayon J, Figliolini C, Combes A, Trouillet JL, Kassis N, Dombret MC, Gibert C, Chastre J.  Role of serial routine microbiologic culture results in the initial management of ventilator-associated pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Jan 1;165(1):41-6.

4805.      Herrero IA, Issa NC, Patel R. Nosocomial spread of linezolid-resistant, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. N Engl J Med. 2002 Mar 14;346(11):867-9.

4806.      Johnson JR.  Prevention of antibiotic resistance in hospitals. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jan 15;136(2):173 discussion 173.

4807.      Kurabayashi H, Tamura K, Machida I, Kubota K. Inhibiting bacteria and skin pH in hemiplegia: effects of washing hands with acidic mineral water. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 Jan;81(1):40-6.

4808.      Marchetti O, Calandra T.  Infections in neutropenic cancer patients. Lancet. 2002 Mar 2;359(9308):723-5.

4809.      Maskin B, Fontan PA, Spinedi EG, Gammella D, Badolati A.  Evaluation of endotoxin release and cytokine production induced by antibiotics in patients with Gram-negative nosocomial pneumonia. Crit Care Med. 2002 Feb;30(2):349-54.

4810.      Montravers P, Veber B, Auboyer C, Dupont H, Gauzit R, Korinek AM, Malledant Y, Martin C, Moine P, Pourriat JL.  Diagnostic and therapeutic management of nosocomial pneumonia in surgical patients: results of the Eole study. Crit Care Med. 2002 Feb;30(2):368-75.

4811.      Pegues DA, Lasker BA, McNeil MM, Hamm PM, Lundal JL, Kubak BM.  Cluster of cases of invasive aspergillosis in a transplant intensive care unit: evidence of person-to-person airborne transmission. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 1;34(3):412-6.

4812.      Peterson LR, Brossette SE.  Hunting health care-associated infections from the clinical microbiology laboratory: passive, active, and virtual surveillance. J Clin Microbiol. 2002 Jan;40(1):1-4. Review.

4813.      Petrosillo N, Viale P, Nicastri E, Arici C, Bombana E, Casella A, Cristini F, De Gennaro M, Dodi F, Gabbuti A, Gattuso G, Irato L, Maggi P, Pallavicini F, Pan A, Pantaleoni M, Ippolito G.  Nosocomial bloodstream infections among human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients: incidence and risk factors. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Mar 1;34(5):677-85.

4814.      Rahal JJ, Urban C, Segal-Maurer S.  Nosocomial antibiotic resistance in multiple gram-negative species: experience at one hospital with squeezing the resistance balloon at multiple sites. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 15;34(4):499-503.

4815.      Roberts N, Peek GJ, Jones N, Firmin RK, Elbourne D. Deaths from chickenpox. Healthcare workers should not be forgotten. BMJ. 2002 Mar 9;324(7337):610.

4816.      Shama A, Patole SK, Whitehall JS. The dilemma of removing umbilical venous catheters in high-risk neonates with nosocomial sepsis. Indian Pediatr. 2002 Feb;39(2):209.

4817.      Sheridan E, Aitken C, Jeffries D, Hird M, Thayalasekaran P.  Congenital rubella syndrome: a risk in immigrant populations. Lancet. 2002 Feb 23;359(9307):674-5.

4818.      Singh N, Yu VL.  Prevention of antibiotic resistance in hospitals. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jan 15;136(2):173 discussion 173.

4819.      Stephan F, Yang K, Tankovic J, Soussy CJ, Dhonneur G, Duvaldestin P, Brochard L, Brun-Buisson C, Harf A, Delclaux C. Impairment of polymorphonuclear neutrophil functions precedes nosocomial infections in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med. 2002 Feb;30(2):315-22.

4820.      Worthington T, Lambert PA, Traube A, Elliott TS. A rapid ELISA for the diagnosis of intravascular catheter related sepsis caused by coagulase negative staphylococci. J Clin Pathol. 2002 Jan;55(1):41-3.

4821.      Zuckerman M.  Surveillance and control of blood-borne virus infections in haemodialysis units. J Hosp Infect. 2002 Jan;50(1):1-5. Review.

4822.      Zuliani Maluf ME, Maldonado AF, Bercial ME, Pedroso SA.  Stethoscope: a friend or an enemy? Sao Paulo Med J. 2002 Jan 3;120(1):13-5.


Oct 02

5574.      Baran J Jr, Paruchuri R, Ramanathan J, Riederer KM, Khatib R. Unrecognized cross-infection with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faccium and faecalis detected by molecular typing of blood isolates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2002 Apr;23(4):172-3.

5575.      Berthelot P, Girard R, Mallaval F, Vautrin AC, Lucht F, Fabry J. The value of suction drainage fluid culture during clean orthopedic surgery. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 1;34(11):1538-9.

5576.      Chastre J, Fagon JY. Ventilator-associated pneumonia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr 1;165(7):867-903. Review.

5577.      Ewig S, Bauer T, Torres A. The pulmonary physician in critical care * 4: Nosocomial pneumonia. Thorax. 2002 Apr;57(4):366-71. Review.

5578.      Greenaway C, Menzies D, Fanning A, Grewal R, Yuan L, FitzGerald JM. Delay in diagnosis among hospitalized patients with active tuberculosis--predictors and outcomes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Apr 1;165(7):927-33.

5579.      Gulati S, Kapil A, Das B, Dwivedi SN, Mahapatra AK. Nosocomial infection due to Acinetobacter baumanii in a neurosurgery ICU. Neural India. 2001; 49(2), 134-7.

5580.      Hasan R, Babar SI. Nosocomial and ventilator-associated pneumonias: developing country perspective. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2002 May;8(3):188-94. Review.

5581.      Kilani RA. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) outbreak in the NICU: description of eight cases. J Trop Pediatr. 2002 Apr;48(2):118-22.

5582.    O'Donnell JA, Hofmann MT. Urinary tract infections. How to manage nursing home patients with or without chronic catheterization. Geriatrics. 2002 May;57(5):45, 49-52, 55-6 passim. Review.

5583.      Saint S, Savel RH, Matthay MA. Enhancing the safety of critically ill patients by reducing urinary and central venous catheter-related infections. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2002 Jun 1;165(11):1475-9. Review.


5584.      Blot S, Vandewoude K, De Bacquer D, Colardyn F. Nosocomial bacteremia caused by antibiotic-resistant gram-negative bacteria in critically ill patients: clinical outcome and length of hospitalization. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 15;34(12):1600-6.

5585.      Combes A, Figliolini C, Trouillet JL, Kassis N, Wolff M, Gibert C, Chastre J.  Incidence and outcome of polymicrobial ventilator-associated pneumonia. Chest. 2002 May;121(5):1618-23.

5586.      del Toro MD, Rodriguez-Bano J, Herrero M, Rivero A, Garcia-Ordonez MA, Corzo J, Perez-Cano R. Clinical epidemiology of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia colonization and infection: a multicenter study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2002 May;81(3):228-39.

5587.      Elward AM, Warren DK, Fraser VJ. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in pediatric intensive care unit patients: risk factors and outcomes. Pediatrics. 2002 May;109(5):758-64.

5588.      Johnson JR, Kuskowski MA, O'Bryan TT, Maslow JN. Epidemiological correlates of virulence genotype and phylogenetic background among Escherichia coli blood isolates from adults with diverse-source bacteremia. J Infect Dis. 2002 May 15;185(10):1439-47.

5589.      Malani PN, Dyke DB, Pagani FD, Chenoweth CE. Nosocomial infections in left ventricular assist device recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 May 15;34(10):1295-300.

5590.      Moore PC, Lindsay JA. Molecular characterisation of the dominant UK methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains, EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16. J Med Microbiol. 2002 Jun;51(6):516-21.

5591.      Morel AS, Wu F, Della-Latta P, Cronquist A, Rubenstein D, Saiman L. Nosocomial transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from a mother to her preterm quadruplet infants. Am J Infect Control. 2002 May;30(3):170-3.

5592.      Nucci M, Akiti T, Barreiros G, Silveira F, Revankar SG, Wickes BL, Sutton DA, Patterson TF. Nosocomial outbreak of Exophiala jeanselmei fungemia associated with contamination of hospital water. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 1;34(11):1475-80.

5593.      Rossetti R, Lencioni P, Innocenti F, Tortoli E. Pseudoepidemic from Mycobacterium gordonae due to a contaminated automatic bronchoscope washing machine. Am J Infect Control. 2002 May;30(3):196-7.

5594.      Senol E, DesJardin J, Stark PC, Barefoot L, Snydman DR. Attributable mortality of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia bacteremia. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Jun 15;34(12):1653-6.

5595.      Stone PW, Larson E, Kawar LN. A systematic audit of economic evidence linking nosocomial infections and infection control interventions: 1990-2000. Am J Infect Control. 2002 May;30(3):145-52.

5596.      Till M, Wixson RL, Pertel PE. Linezolid treatment for osteomyelitis due to vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 May 15;34(10):1412-4.

5597.      Warris A, Voss A, Abrahamsen TG, Verweij PE. Contamination of hospital water with Aspergillus fumigatus and other molds. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Apr 15;34(8):1159-60.

5598.    Wright J, Stover BH, Wilkerson S, Bratcher D. Expanding the infection control team: development of the infection control liaison position for the neonatal intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control. 2002 May;30(3):174-8.


5599.      Dworetzky M. Smallpox, October 1945. N Engl J Med. 2002 Apr 25;346(17):1329.

5600.      Simoes EA, Groothuis JR. Respiratory syncytial virus prophylaxis--the story so far. Respir Med. 2002 Apr;96 Suppl B:S15-24. Review.


5601.      Rehm SJ. Two new treatment options for infections due to drug-resistant gram-positive cocci. Cleve Clin J Med. 2002 May;69(5):397-401, 405-13. Review.


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