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surgical service nosocomial infections at a veterans administration medical center.nosocomial surgical infections at a veterans administration medical center were monitored from february 1986 to june 1987 (17 months). three hundred twenty-four patients had 508 nosocomial infections, including 66 patients in whom cultures were not performed. the remaining 258 patients had 584 microorganisms, including gram-negative bacilli (56.8 percent), gram-positive cocci (33.6 percent), and yeasts (8.4 percent). the most common isolates were staphylococcus aureus, pseudomonas aeruginosa, es ...19883241316
epidemiologic patterns of nosocomial infections in 10 oklahoma hospitals.the epidemiology of nosocomial infections was studied for 5 years in 10 oklahoma hospitals. these were categorized into small and large hospitals. the seven small hospitals averaged 47 beds and the three large hospitals averaged 266 beds. overall, most of the infected patients were < 5 years of > 60 years of age. females accounted for the majority of the infections. in general, the three most common sites of infection were the urinary tract, surgical wounds, and the lower respiratory tract. esch ...19938107160
bacteremia in a veterans administration medical center (1961-1981).laboratory data on blood cultures were reviewed for the period 1961-1981. blood cultures accounted for 18% of all bacterial cultures. nine percent of all blood cultures were positive for growth, including pathogens and contaminants. of these, 21% wer contaiminants. staphylococcus epidermidis was the most common contaminant while escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus were the most frequently occurring pathogens, respectively. four percent of all positive blood cultures, involving pathogens, ...198310263127
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