K E Sands
Affiliation: Harvard University
- Epidemiology of sepsis syndrome in 8 academic medical centersK E Sands
Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
JAMA 278:234-40. 1997..Sepsis syndrome is a leading cause of mortality in hospitalized patients. However, few studies have described the epidemiology of sepsis syndrome in a hospitalwide population...
- Efficient identification of postdischarge surgical site infections: use of automated pharmacy dispensing information, administrative data, and medical record informationK Sands
Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Infect Dis 179:434-41. 1999..Thus, information routinely collected by health care systems can be the basis of an efficient, largely passive, surveillance system for postdischarge SSIs...
- Epidemiology of and surveillance for postpartum infectionsD S Yokoe
Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 7:837-41. 2001..Use of automated information routinely collected by HMOs and insurers allows efficient identification of postpartum infections not detected by conventional surveillance...
- Occurrence of nosocomial bloodstream infections in six neonatal intensive care unitsS B Brodie
Division of Infectious Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:56-65. 2000..Nosocomial bloodstream infections (NBSIs) occur frequently in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. Little has been published regarding variation in NBSI among institutions...
- Automated methods for surveillance of surgical site infectionsR Platt
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 7:212-6. 2001..Potential improvements include better sensitivity, less susceptibility to interobserver variation, more uniform availability of data, more precise estimates of infection rates, and better adjustment for patients' coexisting illness...