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Epidemiologic surveillance of postoperative endophthalmitis in a specialized ophthalmologic center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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PMID:  21885157     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This article describes a postoperative endophthalmitis (POE) surveillance system in place in a specialized ophthalmologic center in São Paulo, Brazil. The study involved a review of medical records from 2004-2009, during which a total of 31,999 intraocular surgeries were performed. Nineteen of these cases fulfilled the criteria for POE, for an infection rate of 0.06%. The main etiologic agent causing POE was Pseudomonas aeruginosa, identified in 42.1% of the cases (8/19).
Reginaldo Adalberto de Luz; Maria Clara Padoveze; Tadeu Cvintal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of infection control     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1527-3296     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004854     Medline TA:  Am J Infect Control     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Center of Ophthalmology Tadeu Cvintal, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Collective Health Nursing, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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