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Catheter associated urinary tract infections

Lindsay E Nicolle 0 0 Departments of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre , Room GG443 - 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 , Canada

Viruses Without Borders

G:...nicolle.vp Wed May Viruses without borders Lindsay E Nicolle FRCPC Editor-in-chief University of Manitoba Winnipeg Manitoba - Ithe past several years, the scientific, public health and

Sequential Antibiotic Therapy: Effective Cost Management and Patient Care

The escalating costs associated with antimicrobial chemotherapy have become of increasing concern to physicians, pharmacists and patients alike. A number of strategies have been developed to address this problem. This article focuses specifically on sequential antibiotic therapy (sat), which is the strategy of converting patients from intravenous to oral medication regardless of...

Antimicrobial stewardship in long term care facilities: what is effective?

Intense antimicrobial use in long term care facilities promotes the emergence and persistence of antimicrobial resistant organisms and leads to adverse effects such as C. difficile colitis. Guidelines recommend development of antimicrobial stewardship programs for these facilities to promote optimal antimicrobial use. However, the effectiveness of these programs or the...

Issues in the Diagnosis and Management of Urinary Tract Infections in the Older Adult

Lindsay E. Nicolle Community Elderly 0 ) Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology, Health Sciences Centre, University of Manitoba , Room GG443 - 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg , MB ... term care facilities remains problematic. Compliance with Ethics Guidelines Conflict of Interest Lindsay E. Nicolle has received compensation from Johnson & Johnson, Cerexa, and LEO for serving as a

Terra Incognito: The Ureter in Urinary Tract Infection

Lindsay E. Nicolle () 0 0 Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre , Room GG443 - 820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg , Manitoba R3A 1R9

Control of antimicrobial resistance in Canada: any lessons to learn?

Background Over the past 15 years, repeated national meetings have developed recommendations for a Canadian antimicrobial resistance strategy. Despite this, in 2011 there is no comprehensive, integrated national program with appropriate governance and funding to address antimicrobial resistance. Findings The Public Health Agency of Canada supports a reference laboratory for...

The Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Urinary Tract Infection

Lindsay E. Nicolle () 0 0 Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology, University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre , Winnipeg, Manitoba , Canada - The prevention of hospital

Prognosis of West Nile virus associated acute flaccid paralysis: a case series

Introduction Little is known about the long-term health related quality of life outcomes in patients with West Nile virus associated acute flaccid paralysis. We describe the quality of life scores of seven patients with acute flaccid paralysis who presented to hospital between 2003 and 2006, and were followed for up to two years. Case presentations Between 2003 and 2006, 157...

Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities

Infections are common in long-term care facilities. The most frequent endemic infections are urinary infection, respiratory infection, and skin and soft tissue infections. Outbreaks also occur frequently, and some facilities have a high prevalence of colonization of residents with antimicrobial-resistant organisms. Our understanding of infections and the development of infection...

Executive Summary: International Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis and Pyelonephritis in Women: A 2010 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

ARTICLEA Panel of International Experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) to update the 1999 Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines by the IDSA. Co-sponsoring organizations include the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American...

Urinary Tract Infection in Long-Term-Care Facility Residents

Lindsay E. Nicolle () 0 1 0 Received 10 February 2000; revised 31 March 2000; electronically pub- lished 4 October 2000. Medicine, Health Sciences Centre , GC430-820 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg, Ontario

Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in an Era of Increasing Antibiotic Resistance: A Proposed Approach to Empirical Therapy

Michigan; Dr. Thomas R. Fritsche, The Jones Group/JMI Laboratories; and Dr. Lindsay E. Nicolle, University of Manitoba. Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics staff. Kathleen Young and Dr. Barbara A

A Prospective, Randomized Trial of 3 or 14 Days of Ciprofloxacin Treatment for Acute Urinary Tract Infection in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Background. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common among patients with spinal cord injury. The optimal duration of treatment for symptomatic UTI has not been determined. Methods. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial compared 3-day and 14-day regimens of ciprofloxacin, 250 mg twice daily, for the treatment of acute UTI in patients with spinal cord injury. Patients...