Epidemiology Of Infection In Longterm Care

In the United States, long-term care residents continue to outnumber the number of patients in the acute care setting. Infections in long-term care facilities occur at rates similar to those found in acute care hospitals ranging in incidence from 1.8-9.4 1000 patient-care days (1-4). Urinary tract infections (UTI) occur most often followed by infections of the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, or soft-tissue infection. It has been estimated that 10-30% of nursing facility residents die each year, but how often infection contributes to mortality rates is not known (1). Pneumonia has been reported to result in death in 6-23% of cases, whereas bacteremia has been associated with death in 10-25% of cases (1,4). This chapter discusses the prevention and control of common infectious problems in the long-term care setting. The reader should refer to related chapters in this book for in-depth discussion of the diagnosis and treatment of specific clinical syndromes and pathogens.

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Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

Bacterial Vaginosis Facts

This fact sheet is designed to provide you with information on Bacterial Vaginosis. Bacterial vaginosis is an abnormal vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and results from an overgrowth of atypical bacteria in the vagina.

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