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nosocomial urinary tract infections caused by two o-serotypes of providencia stuartii in one hospital.providencia stuartii nosocomial urinary tract infections occurring in the same hospital over an 18-month period of retrospective study were shown, by serotyping and biotyping, to have been caused by two endemic strains. two episodes, involving 38 patients in one ward and 11 patients in another, were caused by a mannitol-positive strain of serotype o55. transmission of the strain through the movements of one patient appeared to have been the basis for the introduction of the agent from one ward t ...1977591628
a 12-month fever surveillance study in a veterans' long-stay institution.this report describes a 12-month fever surveillance survey in a 258-bed veterans long-term care institution. there were 128 episodes of fever (one episode per 24 patient-months); 114 were studied. lower respiratory tract infections were most frequent, 36 (32%), with 26 (23%) urinary tract infections. streptococcus pneumoniae was the most common pathogen in the chest infections and proteus mirabilis the most common of the urinary tract infections. in 40 (35%) there was no evidence of a lower resp ...19854031336
gram-negative urinary tract isolates in southwestern ontario. 19734571911
an epidemiologic study of nosocomial infections in a pediatric long-term care facility.to determine the incidence of hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infection in pediatric long-term care facilities.19938239048
new delhi metallo-ss-lactamase-1: local acquisition in ontario, canada, and challenges in detection.new delhi metallo-ß-lactamase-1 (ndm-1) is a recently identified metallo-ß-lactamase that confers resistance to carbapenems and all other ß-lactam antibiotics, with the exception of aztreonam. ndm-1 is also associated with resistance to many other classes of antibiotics. the enzyme was first identified in organisms isolated from a patient in sweden who had previously received medical treatment in india, but it is now recognized as endemic throughout india and pakistan and has spread worldwide. t ...201121624908
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