Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 22nd, 2005
According to recent research published in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, "Colonization of airways with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is known to be a risk factor for infection and adverse clinical outcome in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).
"Whereas infections with PA have been linked to contaminated medical devices in hospitals, sources of colonization and infection with PA in households of patients with CF remain to be identified."
"Using a standardized sampling protocol," reported T. Regnath...
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