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  1. Exposure of emergency department personnel to tuberculosis : PPD testing during an epidemic in the community.

    Article - En anglais

    Study objective 

    The present epidemic of tuberculosis has increased the risk of transmission of tuberculosis to health care workers in general and emergency department staff in particular, who often treat patients with tuberculosis before their diagnosis.

    The purpose of this study was to determine the risk of tuberculosis exposure among the nursing and physician staff of an urban ED.

    Design 

    Observational study of self-reported purified protein derivative (PPD) skin test results and tuberculosis exposure.

    Setting 

    Urban, public ED.

    Participants 

    Attending physicians, resident physicians, and registered nurses.

    Interventions 

    None.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tuberculose, Epidémie, Exposition professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Homme, Etats Unis, Médecine travail, Mycobactériose, Bactériose, Infection, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tuberculosis, Epidemic, Occupational exposure, Health staff, Hospital ward, Emergency, Human, United States, Occupational medicine, Mycobacterial infection, Bacteriosis, Infection, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0601869

    Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 09/06/1995.