Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

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Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Katia Camille Halabi Lisa Saiman Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous environmental organisms that can be isolated from water, soil, dust, and domestic and wild animals.1 Originally thought to…

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Marcos C. Schechter Susan M. Ray Tuberculosis (TB) is among the top 10 cases of death worldwide with an estimated burden of 10 million new cases and 1.5…

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Healthcare-Associated Viral Respiratory Infections

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Healthcare-Associated Viral Respiratory Infections Julia S. Sammons Lori K. Handy Healthcare-associated viral respiratory infections (HA-VRIs) are common and contribute to substantial morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Effective strategies to prevent…

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MDRO Infections: Gram-Negative Organisms

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MDRO Infections: Gram-Negative Organisms John P. Mills Owen R. Albin Laraine Washer Lona Mody Keith S. Kaye MECHANISMS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIAL RESISTANCE General Principles Major mechanisms of antibiotic…

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MDRO Infections: Gram-Positive Organisms (Including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus)

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MDRO Infections: Gram-Positive Organisms (Including Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus) Sarah E. Sansom Mary K. Hayden PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF CHAPTER Antibiotic-resistant Gram-positive organisms are common causes of healthcare-associated…

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Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile

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Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile Larry K. Kociolek Erik R. Dubberke Clostridioides difficile (formerly Clostridium difficile) was originally identified in the stool of a healthy, asymptomatic infant in 1935 (and was originally…

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