epidemiologic aspects of nosocomial a currently ongoing surveillance of hospital-associated infections in two metropolitan hospitals in oklahoma, the results over a four-month period suggest at least tentative principles of host-agent relationships in hospital-associated infections. within the urinary tract, the site with the highest number of total isolations, escherichia coli and klebsiella pneumoniae were the most common pathogens. by age, the under 5 and over 60 year age groups had the highest number of isolations. staphylo ...19761257828
incidence of bacteria from clean-catch and catheterized urine of nursing home residents.urine cultures from 1990 through 1992 were analyzed to determine the incidence of common isolates in residents from over 50 nursing homes in oklahoma. of all 11,480 isolates in clean-catch and catheterized specimens, the most common were: escherichia coli (24% of all isolates), pseudomonas aeruquinosa (11%), proteus mirabilis (10%), enterococcus faecalis (8%), klebsiella pneumoniae (7%), providencia stuartii (5%), and staphylococcus aureus (4%). the most striking findings of this study were the ...19938106919
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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