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#1Zheyi Han (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)H-Index: 5
#2Brittany Lapin (Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute)H-Index: 3
Last. Abhishek Deshpande (Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine)H-Index: 32
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OBJECTIVE We investigated the quality of life (QoL) of patients hospitalized with C. difficile infection (CDI). DESIGN Prospective survey study. SETTING US tertiary-care referral center, acute-care setting. PARTICIPANTS Adults hospitalized with a diagnosis of CDI, defined as ≥3 episodes of unformed stool in 24 hours and a positive laboratory test for C. difficile. METHODS We surveyed patients from July 2019 to March 2020 using the disease-specific Cdiff32 questionnaire and the generic PROMIS GH ...
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#1Zarmina Islam (DUHS: Dow University of Health Sciences)
#2Pawan K. Thada (Punjab Medical College)
Last. Mohammad Yasir Essar (Kabul University)H-Index: 5
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#1Kerui Xu (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 1
#2Lauren E. Finn (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)
Last. Talar Kamali (Los Angeles County Department of Public Health)H-Index: 3
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BACKGROUND In 2015, an international outbreak of Mycobacterium chimaera infections among patients undergoing cardiothoracic surgeries was associated with exposure to contaminated LivaNova 3T heater-cooler devices (HCDs). From June 2017 to October 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was notified of 18 patients with M. chimaera infections who had undergone cardiothoracic surgeries at 2 hospitals in Kansas (14 patients) and California (4 patients); 17 had exposure to 3T HCDs. Whole...
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#1Dylan B. Tierney (Brigham and Women's Hospital)H-Index: 6
#2Eli Orvis (AG: Analysis Group)
Last. Carole D. Mitnick (Brigham and Women's Hospital)H-Index: 36
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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of the FAST (Find cases Actively, Separate safely, Treat effectively) strategy on time to tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment for patients at a general hospital in a tuberculosis-endemic setting. DESIGN Prospective cohort study with historical controls. PARTICIPANTS Patients diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis during hospitalization at Hospital Nacional Hipolito Unanue in Lima, Peru. METHODS The FAST strategy was implemented from July 24, 2016, to December 31,...
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#1Charles P. Gerba (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 116
#2Brianna M. Leija (UA: University of Arizona)
Last. William A. Rutala (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 80
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Respiratory viruses can be transmitted by fomite contact, but no data currently exist on the transfer of enveloped viruses. The transfer efficiency of human coronavirus from various hard surfaces ranged from 0.46% to 49.0%. This information can be used to model the fomite transmission of enveloped viruses.
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#1Charisse N Cummings (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases)H-Index: 14
#2Alissa O’Halloran (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases)H-Index: 24
Last. Melissa McMahonH-Index: 5
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Objective null To estimate population-based rates and to describe clinical characteristics of hospital-acquired (HA) influenza. null Design null Cross-sectional study. null Setting null US Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network (FluSurv-NET) during 2011-2012 through 2018-2019 seasons. null Methods null Patients were identified through provider-initiated or facility-based testing. HA influenza was defined as a positive influenza test date and respiratory symptom onset >3 days after admiss...
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#1Xiaoyan Song (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 27
#2Meghan Delaney (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 25
Last. Roberta L. DeBiasi (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 21
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Objectives null To describe the incidence of seasonal respiratory viral infections (s-RVIs) before and during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and to compare virus-specific patient outcomes in pediatric patients. null Design null A retrospective cross-sectional study including patient admissions to the Children's National Hospital between October 1, 2015, and December 31, 2020. null Results null Among 12,451 patient admissions between March 15 and December 31, 2020 (cohort 1), 8,...
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#1Dian Baker (CSUS: California State University, Sacramento)H-Index: 10
#2Karen K. Giuliano (UMass: University of Massachusetts Amherst)H-Index: 18
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#1Ana Paula de Andrade (PUCPR: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)
#2Lavinia Nery Villa Stangler Arend (PUCPR: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)
Last. Felipe Francisco Tuon (PUCPR: Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná)H-Index: 26
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#2Anna Nutt (Texas Department of State Health Services)
Last. Charles Darkoh (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 14
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Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing P. aeruginosa (KPC-CRPA) are rare in the United States. An outbreak of KPC-CRPA was investigated in Texas using molecular and epidemiologic methods and 17 cases of KPC-CRPA were identified. The isolates were genetically related and harbored the emerging P. aeruginosa multilocus sequence type 235, the first in the United States.
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