chimaera isolates collected from post-cardiac surgery patients and HCUs
in 8 locations across the United States, as well as HCU-associated strains from Australia, New Zealand, and Europe (Table; Appendix Figure 1).
This methodology provided repeatable results characterizing the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU
) and the orifice blocks.
control the temperature of a patient's blood and organs during heart bypass surgery.
Health system managers can use information about HCUs
of prescription drugs, particularly those with persistent high costs, to more accurately forecast expenditures and detect future cost pressures.
The control cases were selected and evaluated from eight HCUs
in Sorocaba and four HCUs
A desk-top audit using a descriptive, non-interventional, observational study design was undertaken of all public and private sector ICU/ HCU
beds in SA, with data from 2008 and 2009 being used owing to their ready availability.
A field investigation identified contaminated heater-cooler units (HCUs
) as the source of infection (3,4).
The entire 0- to 18-year-old population of the selected HCUs
in 2010 accounts for 283,911 persons (Direzione Sistema Statistico Regionale 2012).
To evaluate the distribution and functioning of South African intensive care units (ICUs) and high care units (HCUs
), in particular the extent to which units were 'closed units'.
The authors performed whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of 5 isolates sampled from HCUs
in hospitals in Denmark, 1 from a Maquet HCU
and 4 from Sorin 3T HCUs
Units were defined as ICUs or high care units (HCUs
) as determined by the institution.