• Prevention
  • 1 year of age, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines CoNS infection as the presence of clinical sepsis (e.g., hyperthermia, hypothermia, apnea, or bradycardia) and isolation of CoNS organisms, either cultured from two or more blood cultures drawn on separate occasions or obtained from at least one blood culture in a patient with an intravascular line, where the physician begins appropriate antimicrobial therapy. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • In the 2007 New Year Honours List, Didier Pittet was awarded the Honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his services related to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections in the UK. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pittet began his career as an infectious diseases expert with a special interest in the intensive care setting and device-associated and yeast infections, but this rapidly expanded to include research in overall hospital epidemiology and infection prevention and control. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since 2002, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Planning Committee member Since 2011, Co-Chair, 1st International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control (ICPIC) Initial observation studies in Geneva by Pittet's team showed a low compliance with basic hand hygiene practices and a lack of awareness by healthcare workers that the main cause of cross-transmission of microorganisms is by hands. (wikipedia.org)
  • During 1995-1997, Pittet had applied the same multimodal concept to a prevention strategy targeted at vascular access care and showed that it can decrease these infections and substantially impact on the overall incidence of all intensive care unit-acquired infections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pittet's vision is that to advance infection prevention and control strategies, it is essential to seek insight and innovation through other specialty fields, such as anthropology or sociology, or even engineering, computer science, mathematical modelling, and systems thinking. (wikipedia.org)
  • species
  • S. saprophyticus, another coagulase-negative species that is part of the normal vaginal flora, is predominantly implicated in uncomplicated lower genitourinary tract infections in young sexually active women. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years, several other staphylococcal species have been implicated in human infections, notably S. lugdunensis, S. schleiferi, and S. caprae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Phylogenetic separation of staphylococcal species and subspecies. (intechopen.com)
  • What should you consider regarding temporal trends of pediatric hospitalizations related to staphylococcal species in the current study? (cdc.gov)
  • acute
  • However, it is currently unclear whether children who are highly susceptible to infection because of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) or HIV should be treated with antimicrobials specifically to cover CoNS. (lshtm.ac.uk)
  • These newly formed antibodies would arrive too late in an acute infection, however, so what we think of as "immunology" constitutes only the second half of the process. (wikipedia.org)
  • It most commonly refers to an acute spread of infection into the eye socket from either the adjacent sinuses or through the blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • diseases
  • Didier Pittet (born 20 March 1957 in Geneva, Switzerland) is as an infectious diseases expert and the director of the Infection Control Programme and WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Patients who completed 18 months of mupirocin or developed new (recurrent) S. aureus infection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • We retrospectively analysed predetermined potential risk factors in patients with rifampin-resistant staphylococcal PJI in a multicentre case-control study. (uzh.ch)
  • Even though infections can affect healthy individuals, people with a weak immune system (for example, patients undergoing chemotherapy) are more prone to these infections. (news-medical.net)
  • The mandate was to galvanise global commitment to tackle health-care associated infection, which had been identified as a significant area of risk for patients in all United Nations Member States. (wikipedia.org)
  • boils
  • Squeezing or cutting boils in the danger triangle of the face can be particularly dangerous if done outside a medical setting, as blood vessels in this area drain into the brain and can carry serious infections there. (wikipedia.org)
  • University Hospital
  • In 1992, he was appointed as Director of the Infection Control Programme at the University Hospital of Geneva and named Professor of Medicine in 2000 by the University of Geneva Faculty of Medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • Finally, a deeper evaluation of the role of neutrophils and macrophages subtypes as well as their cooperation in promoting extravasation and activation of neutrophils and a better knowledge of the function of cytokines and T cells in promoting staphylococcal killing represent a critical step for planning of clinical trials and future vaccine development. (frontiersin.org)
  • Infants with clinical sepsis and culture-positive CoNS infection had lower mortality rates than infants with clinical sepsis and negative blood culture results. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • streptococcal
  • bloody opalescent discharge in streptococcal infection, while greenish discharge is seen in pseudomonas ulcer Bloody (sanguineous), usually seen in malignant ulcers and in healing ulcers with healthy granulation tissue Seropurulent Serosanguinous Serous with sulphur granules, seen in actinomycosis Yellowish, as seen in tuberculous ulcer The wounds from which ulcers arise can be caused by a wide variety of factors, but the main cause is impaired blood circulation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Streptococcal infections are identified on culture by their formation of pairs or chains. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • First, our knowledge of S. aureus pathogenesis in humans is rather preliminary and it is difficult to predict how animal data will equate to human infection. (frontiersin.org)