Prevention and treatment of health care-acquired infections.
Med Clin North Am. 2008 Mar;92(2):295-313, viii
Authors: Gasink LB, Lautenbach E
Health care-acquired infections present a tremendous challenge to the care of hospitalized patients. Unfortunately, the risk of acquiring a health care-associated infection (HAI) is rising. The vast majority of HAI are of four types: urinary tract infections, surgical site infections, bloodstream infections, and pneumonia. This chapter aims to provide current data and strategies relating to the prevention of HAIs among hospitalized patients.
PMID: 18298980 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]