Proper hand hygiene can prevent sepsis
In Europe, about 80 000 hospitalised patients are estimated to have at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day. Proper cleaning of the hands, using antiseptic fluid, remains the single most effective way for hospital staff to prevent infections that can lead to sepsis.
Incidence and attributable mortality of healthcare-associated infections in intensive care units in Europe, 2008-2012
This report provides a comprehensive update of the epidemiology of pneumonia, bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections European ICUs as well as important reference data for European ICUs performing surveillance of ICU-acquired infections.
Clinical outcomes of health-care-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance in patients admitted to European intensive-care units: A cohort study
Lambert, M.L., Suetens, C., Savey, A., Palomar, M., Hiesmayr, M., Morales, I., Agodi, A., Frank, U., Mertens, K., Schumacher, M., Wolkewitz, M.
Antimicrobial resistance 2010: Global attention on carbapenemase-producing bacteria
Monnet, D.L., Suetens, C., Earnshaw, S., Gagliotti, C., Griskeviciene, J., Heuer, O.E., Khazeeva, E., Kleinkauf, N., Liljestedt, E., Magiorakos, A.-P., Santos, F., Struelens, M.J., Weber, J.T., Weist, K.
Building a benchmark through active surveillance of intensive care unit-acquired infections: the Italian network SPIN-UTI
Agodi, A., Auxilia, F., Barchitta, M., Brusaferro, S., D'Alessro, D., Montagna, M.T., Orsi, G.B., Pasquarella, C., Torregrossa, V., Suetens, C., Mura, I.
Antibiotic resistance in Europe: the challenges ahead
Monnet, D.L., Suetens, C., Buksarova, A., Earnshaw, S., Gagliotti, C., Heuer, O., Magiorakos, A.P., Mantero, J., Marma, S., Navarro, Torne, A., Sodano, L., Weber, J.T., Weist, K.