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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

Prevention is Primary

Preventing Infections in Non-Hospital Settings: Long-Term Care

Lindsay E. NicolleComments to Author 
Author affiliation: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

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Table 3

Assessing effectiveness of selected interventions in decreasing infections in long-term care facilities

Study question (reference) Outcome
Does vitamin A supplementation decrease the frequency of infection (14)? No decrease in overall occurrence of infection with vitamin A supplementation
Do outcomes differ with routine percutaneous feeding tube changes compared with as- needed changes (15)? No difference in infection or other relevant outcomes with routine tube changes
Does treatment to eradicate MRSAa colonization decrease the frequency of MRSA infection (16)? No decrease in infection with antimicrobial therapy
Does the frequency of symptomatic urinary infection differ with clean or sterile intermittent catheterization (17)? No difference in frequency of infection or antimicrobial use

aMRSA = methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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