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Document ID (ISN)64383
CIS number 95-1123
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wenger P.N., Otten J., Breeden A., Orfas D., Beck-Sague C.M., Jarvis W.R., Catanzaro A.
Title Control of nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis among healthcare workers and HIV-infected patients
Bibliographic information 28 Jan. 1995, Vol.345, No.8944, p.235-240 + 204-205. 23 ref.
Abstract Control measures were implemented in an HIV hospital ward following an outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). The measures followed guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and included: stricter application of isolation criteria; increased frequency of tuberculin skin tests for health care workers; maintenance of negative pressure in all isolation rooms; use of a submicron surgical mask for health care workers. Results indicated that the measures were effective in halting the transmission of MDR-TB to health care workers and HIV-infected patients. A commentary (p.204-205) stresses the importance of a broad range of measures for tuberculosis control.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; immunodeficiency syndrome; health care personnel; hospitals; infection control
Descriptors (secondary) USA; implementation of control measures; medical supervision; respirators; exhaust ventilation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Browse category(ies) HIV/AIDS
Health care services
Bacterial and parasitic diseases