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According to the report:
- Rates of bloodstream infections following surgery increased by 8 percent.
- Urinary infections from the use of a catheter following surgery increased by 3.6 percent.
- The overall incidence for a series of common infections due to medical care increased by 1.6 percent.
- There was no change in the number of bloodstream infections due to central venous catheters — tubes placed in the neck, chest or groin to administer medications, drain fluids or collect blood samples.
- Rates of pneumonia following surgery dropped by 12 percent, the one bright spot.
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Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob.
2009 Mar 6;8:7.
Are we aware how contaminated our mobile phones with nosocomial pathogens?Ulger F
, Esen S
, Dilek A
, Yanik K
, Gunaydin M
, Leblebicioglu H
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to determine the contamination rate of the healthcare workers' (HCWs') mobile phones and hands in operating room and ICU. Microorganisms from HCWs' hands could be transferred to the surfaces of the mobile phones during their use. METHODS: 200 HCWs were screened; samples from the hands of 200 participants and 200 mobile phones were cultured. RESULTS: In total, 94.5% of phones demonstrated evidence of bacterial contamination with different types of bacteria. The gram negative strains were isolated from mobile phones of 31.3% and the ceftazidime resistant strains from the hands were 39.5%. S. aureus strains isolated from mobile phones of 52% and those strains isolated from hands of 37.7% were methicillin resistant. Distributions of the isolated microorganisms from mobile phones were similar to hands isolates. Some mobile phones were contaminated with nosocomial important pathogens. CONCLUSION: These results showed that HCWs' hands and their mobile phones were contaminated with various types of microorganisms. Mobile phones used by HCWs in daily practice may be a source of nosocomial infections in hospitals.
J Hosp Infect.
2006 Jan;62(1):123-5. Epub 2005 Aug 15.
Is your phone bugged? The incidence of bacteria known to cause nosocomial infection on healthcare workers' mobile phones.Brady RR
, Wasson A
, Stirling I
, McAllister C
, Damani NN