Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections
Prevention is Primary
Hygiene of the Skin: When Is Clean Too Clean?
|A. Microbial counts|
|Year (reference)||Sample (# subjects)||Mean log10 CFUa|
|1986 (62)||Staff of bone marrow transplant unit (n = 22)||4. 89|
|1992 (63)||Pediatric staff, Peru (n = 62)||5.88|
|1997 (64)||Nurses in acute care unit (n = 40)||5.61|
|B. Resistance of coagulase-negative staphylococcal flora|
|Resistant (%) to|
|Year (reference)||Sample (no. of isolates)||methicillin||tetracycline|
|1986 (62)||Staff of bone marrow transplant unit (50)||68.0||23.0|
|1988 (65)||oncology, dermatology staff (152)||50.7||30.7|
|1992 (63)||Pediatric staff, Peru (279)||40.9||45.4|
|1997 (64)||Acute care nurses (122)||59.0||10.5|
aCFU = Colony-forming unit
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