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Prevention of nosocomial infection, especially with MRSA, is a high priority. In this trial involving 74 ICUs at 43 hospitals, universal decolonization with the use of chlorhexidine and mupirocin was associated with a decrease in all-cause bloodstream infections
Early use of prolonged prone positioning for patients with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) significantly reduces mortality at 28 days and at 90 days, according to "Prone Positioning in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome," which The New England Journal of Medicine posted online May 20.
The socio-economic impact of critical illnesses on patients and their families in Europe has yet to be determined. The aim of this exploratory study was to estimate changes in family circumstances, social and economic stability, care requirements and access to health services for patients during their first 12 months after ICU discharge.
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