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A Universal Screening Strategy for SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Intensive Care Units: Korean Experience in a Single Hospital

Chang E, Choi JS, Park TY, Kim SBK, Ko S, Kwon YS, Kim EJ, Song H, Noh HK, Park SW

Background: Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is not differentiated clinically from other respiratory infections, and intensive care units (ICUs) are vulnerable to in-hospital transmission due to interventions inducing respiratory...
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Factors associated with in-hospital death in patients with nosocomial infections: a registry-based study using community data in western Iran

Khazaei S, Ayubi E, Jenabi E, Bashirian S, Shojaeian M, Tapak L

Objectives: Determining the predictors of in-hospital death related to nosocomial infections is an essential part of efforts made in the overall health system to improve the delivery of health care...
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Asymptomatic Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus infection using a serologic survey in Korea

Song YJ, Yang JS, Yoon HJ, Nam HS, Lee SY, Cheong HK, Park WJ, Park SH, Choi BY, Kim SS, Ki M

OBJECTIVES: The rates of asymptomatic infection with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus vary. A serologic study was conducted to determine the asymptomatic MERS infection rate in healthcare workers and...
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Emergence of Community-Genotype Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Korean Hospitals: Clinical Characteristics of Nosocomial Infections by Community-Genotype Strain

Joo EJ, Chung DR, Kim SH, Baek JY, Lee NY, Cho SY, Ha YE, Kang CI, Peck KR, Song JH

BACKGROUND: As community-genotype methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains spread into hospitals, the genotypes of the MRSA strains causing hospital-acquired (HA) infections have become more diverse. We describe clinical characteristics of...
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A Retrospective Study Investigating Risks of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Mortality Following Human Metapneumovirus Infection in Hospitalized Adults

Hwang H, Kim Y, Park JW, Jeong SH, Kyung SY

BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) is a relatively recently identified respiratory virus that induces respiratory symptoms similar to those of respiratory syncytial virus infection in children. The characteristics of hMPV-infected adults...
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Clinical Outcomes of Hospital-Acquired Acute Cholecystitis in the Elderly

Bong JH, Jang DK, Lee JK, Ko YJ, Kim BY, Park SY, Chung JW, Lee SH

BACKGROUND/AIM: Antimicrobials for nosocomial infections are generally chosen discriminately from community-acquired diseases from concerns for resistance to which the elderly are highly exposed. The elderly are affected frequently by acute...
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Korean National Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance System, Intensive Care Unit Module Report: Summary of Data from July 2014 through June 2015

Kwak YG, Choi JY, Yoo H, Lee SO, Kim HB, Han SH, Choi HJ, Kim HY, Kim SR, Kim TH, Lee H, Chun HK, Kim JS, Eun BW, Koo HS, Cho EH, Uh Y, Lee K

BACKGROUND: In this report, we present annual data of the intensive care unit (ICU) module of the Korean National Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance System (KONIS) from July 2014 through June 2015. METHODS:...
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Central line-associated bloodstream infections in the intensive care unit: importance of the care bundle

Atilla A, Doğanay Z, Çelik HK, Tomak L, Günal O, Kılıç S

BACKGROUND: The importance and efficacy of a care bundle for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and infectious complications related to placing a central venous catheter (CVC) in patients in...
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Analysis of Malpractice Claims Associated with Surgical Site Infection in the Field of Plastic Surgery

Park BY, Kwon JW, Kang SR, Hong SE

Postoperative infections are rare after plastic surgery; however, when present, they can affect the aesthetic outcome. Currently, many malpractice lawsuits are associated with surgical site infection. The present study aimed...
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A Small Outbreak of Measles in 2013: In a Single Hospital in Northern Gyeonggi-do

Kim MJ, Kim SH, Kim SU, Jang MJ, Lee HS, Kim YH, Han JW, Kim JT, Jang PS

PURPOSE: This study analyzed a small outbreak of measles at a single hospital located in northern Gyeonggi-do in 2013. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of measles patients at The Catholic...
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Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System, Intensive Care Unit Module Report: Summary of Data from July 2013 through June 2014

Kwak YG, Choi JY, Yoo H, Lee SO, Kim HB, Han SH, Choi HJ, Kim YK, Kim SR, Kim TH, Lee H, Chun HK, Kim JS, Eun BW, Koo HS, Cho EH, Uh Y, Lee K, Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System

BACKGROUND: In this report, we present the annual data of the intensive care unit (ICU) module of the Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (KONIS) from July 2013 through June 2014. METHODS:...
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Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System, Intensive Care Unit Module Report: Data Summary from July 2012 through June 2013

Jeon MH, Kim TH, Kim SR, Chun HK, Han SH, Bang JH, Park ES, Jeong SY, Eom JS, Kim YK, Lee KY, Choi HJ, Kim HY, Kim KM, Sung J, Uh Y, Kim HB, Chung HS, Kwon JW, Woo JH, Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System

BACKGROUND: The Korean Society for Nosocomial Infection Control (KOSNIC) ran a surveillance system, called as Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (KONIS), since July 2006. Here, we report the annual data of...
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Experience with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica Infection in Adult Patients at a Tertiary Hospital

Joo HD, Ann SY, Ryou SH, Kim YS, Kim JW, Kim DH

BACKGROUND: Few reports have documented the clinical characteristics and treatment outcomes of adult patients with Elizabethkingia meningoseptica infection. METHODS: Medical records of patients over 18 years of age and suspected of...
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Epidemiologic features of the first MERS outbreak in Korea: focus on Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital

Kim KM, Ki M, Cho SI, Sung M, Hong JK, Cheong HK, Kim JH, Lee SE, Lee C, Lee KJ, Park YS, Kim SW, Choi BY

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the epidemiologic features of the confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Pyeongtaek St. Mary's Hospital, where the outbreak first began, in order to...
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Nurse-perceived Patient Adverse Events and Nursing Practice Environment

Kang JH, Kim CW, Lee SY

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the occurrence of patient adverse events in Korean hospitals as perceived by nurses and examine the correlation between patient adverse events with the nurse practice environment at...
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Management of Hospital Infection Control in Iran: A Need for Implementation of Multidisciplinary Approach

Mamishi S, Pourakbari B, Teymuri M, Babamahmoodi A, Mahmoudi S

Nosocomial, or hospital-acquired, infections are considered the most common complications affecting hospitalized patients. According to results obtained from studies conducted in the Children Medical Center Hospital, a teaching children's hospital...
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Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System, Intensive Care Unit Module Report: Summary of Data from July 2011 through June 2012

Jeon MH, Kim TH, Kim SR, Chun HK, Han SH, Bang JH, Park ES, Jeong SY, Eom JS, Kim YK, Lee KY, Choi HJ, Kim HY, Kim KM, Sung J, Uh Y, Kim HB, Chung HS, Kwon JW, Woo JH, Korean Nosocomial Infection (KONIS)

BACKGROUND: This article reports annual data of intensive care units (ICU) module of the Korean Nosocomial Infections Surveillance (KONIS) system from July 2011 through June 2012. METHODS: We performed a prospective...
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Nosocomial Infection by Sequence Type 357 Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Daejeon, Korea

Sung JY, Koo SH, Cho HH, Kwon KC

Acinetobacter baumannii is an important microorganism responsible for a number of nosocomial outbreaks, in particular, in intensive care units (ICUs). We investigated a nosocomial infection caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) A....
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Staphylococcus Species in the Dental and Medical Environment

Han SH, Kim SM, Jeong SI, Kim KJ

  • KMID: 1431122
  • Int J Oral Biol.
  • 2013 Mar;38(1):1-4.
Staphylococcus species are one of prevalent pathogens found in hospitals. Microbes that are a primary cause of nosocomial infection were isolated from a dental and medical environment it may assist...
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The control of invasive Candida infection in very low birth weight infants by reduction in the use of 3rd generation cephalosporin

Chang YJ, Choi IR, Shin WS, Lee JH, Kim YK, Park MS

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of new management policies on the incidence of invasive Candida infections METHODS: This observational study involved a retrospective analysis of the patients' medical records. In total,...
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