Victor D. Rosenthal, MD; Dennis G. Maki, MD; Reinaldo Salomao, MD; Carlos Álvarez Moreno, MD; Yatin Mehta, MD; Francisco Higuera, MD; Luis E. Cuellar, MD; Özay Akan Arikan, MD; Rédouane Abouqal, MD; Hakan Leblebicioglu, MD; International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium*
Acknowledgments: The authors thank the many professionals at each member hospital who assisted with the conduct of the surveillance study, including the surveillance nurses, clinical microbiology laboratory personnel, and the physicians and nurses providing care for the patients during the study, without whose cooperation and generous assistance the study would not have been possible.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest: During the past 5 years, Dr. Rosenthal has presented at scientific meetings sponsored by Baxter Healthcare International, Wyeth Colombia, and Tyco Healthcare Latin America.
Requests for Single Reprints: Victor D. Rosenthal, MD, Arengreen 1366, (1405) Buenos Aires, Argentina; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Rosenthal: Arengreen 1366, (1405) Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dr. Maki: H4/574, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI 53792.
Dr. Salomao: Rua Santa Marcelina, 177 Itaquera, São Paulo SP, Cep 08270-070, Brazil.
Dr. Álvarez-Moreno: Calle 122A No. 14-71, Apto. 412, Bogota, Colombia.
Dr. Mehta: Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, New Delhi 110 025, India.
Dr. Higuera: Dr. Balmis No. 148, Col. Doctores, C.P. 06726 Mexico, D.F. Mexico.
Dr. Cuellar: Calle Alonso de Molina 1566, Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru.
Dr. Arikan: Angora Evleri, Sancak sok B2-2A, Ümitköy, Ankara, Turkey.
Dr. Abouqal: Service de Réanimation Médicale, Hopital Ibn Sina, CHU Ibn Sina, 10000-Rabat, Morocco.
Dr. Leblebicioglu: Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Ondokuz Mayis University Medical School, Samsun 55139, Turkey.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: V.D. Rosenthal, D.G. Maki.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: V.D. Rosenthal.
Drafting of the article: V.D. Rosenthal, D.G. Maki.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: V.D. Rosenthal, D.G. Maki, R. Salomao, C. Álvarez-Moreno, Y. Mehta, F. Higuera, L.E. Cuellar, Ö.A. Arikan, R. Abouqal, H. Leblebicioglu.
Final approval of the article: V.D. Rosenthal, D.G. Maki, R. Salomao, C. Álvarez-Moreno, Y. Mehta, F. Higuera, L.E. Cuellar, Ö.A. Arikan, R. Abouqal, H. Leblebicioglu.
Provision of study materials or patients: V.D. Rosenthal, R. Salomao, C. Álvarez-Moreno, Y. Mehta, F. Higuera, L.E. Cuellar, Ö.A. Arikan, R. Abouqal, H. Leblebicioglu.
Statistical expertise: V.D. Rosenthal.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: V.D. Rosenthal.
Collection and assembly of data: V.D. Rosenthal, R. Salomao, C. Álvarez-Moreno, Y. Mehta, F. Higuera, L.E. Cuellar, Ö.A. Arikan, R. Abouqal, H. Leblebicioglu.
Rosenthal VD, Maki DG, Salomao R, Moreno CA, Mehta Y, Higuera F, et al. Device-Associated Nosocomial Infections in 55 Intensive Care Units of 8 Developing Countries. Ann Intern Med. 2006;145:582-591. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-145-8-200610170-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;145(8):582-591.
Surveillance of health care–associated infections, especially in high-risk hospital settings, such as the intensive care unit (ICU) (1-2), has become an integral feature of infection control and quality assurance in all U.S. hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Study of the Efficacy of Nosocomial Infection Control (SENIC) Project (3) showed that surveillance can help prevent health care–associated infections. Standards for institutional surveillance have been adopted in the United States (1), the United Kingdom (4), Australia (5), Canada (6), and Germany (7).
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