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September 2010, VOLUME 93, NO.9

 

 

   

 

Healthcare-Associated Infections
Guest Editors: Rosa R. Baier, MPH and
Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

Complete issue

 

 

Commentaries

258

The Admiral and the General
Joseph H. Friedman, MD

259

Blackwater Fever: Divine Retribution or Genetic Happenstance?
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

 


 

CONTRIBUTIONS

260

Curbing Healthcare-Associated Infections
Rosa R. Baier, MPH; Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH

261

Healthcare-Associated Infections: What can be done to reduce risk to our patients?
Leonard A. Mermel, DO, ScM, AM (Hon), FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA

263

Reducing the Incidence of Clostridium Difficile Infections: Can We Do It?
Aurora Pop-Vicas, MD, MPH; Kristen Butterfield, MPH; Rebekah Gardner, MD

267

The Growing Problem of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Will Hospitals Prevail?
Lynn McNicoll, MD; Maureen Marsella, RN, CCM, CPC

271

Increasing Annual Influenza Vaccinations among Healthcare Workers in Rhode Island:
A social marketing approach

Robert J. Marshall, PhD; Linda M. Tetu-Mouradjian, RN; John P. Fulton, PhD

279

Prevention and Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms Using Standardized Cross-Setting Communication
Linda Oliver, RN; Liz Martino, MT, MBA, CIC; Debbie Maaz, RN, BSN; Michelle Cahill, LPN; Paula Foster, RN, BSN

283

Public Reporting of Hospital-Acquired Infections
Melinda Thomas, MS; Samara Viner-Brown, MS

 


 

COLUMNS

286

Information for Contributors

287

IMAGES IN MEDICINE
Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum: An Uncommon Cause of Chest Pain
Tyler Harris, MD; Thaddeus Herliczek, MD

289

HEALTH BY NUMBERS
Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in Rhode Island
Samara Viner-Brown, MS; Rosa Baier, MPH

291

PHYSICIAN’S LEXICON
The Cleansing of Blunt Language
Stanley M. Aronson, MD

291

Vital Statistics

292

September Heritage

 
 

Cover Caduceus” by Gil Paradis, a longtime resident of Rhode Island who has drawn,
painted and written for many years. “The Caduceus was created as an alternative to the
slick symmetry usually depicted in caduceus. The snakes are imperfectly twined and flawed in appearance. This is the human element of medicine.” gilparadis@hotmail.com

 
 

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