Virginia Lipke

Virginia Lipke
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | CDC · Division of Global HIV/AIDS

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Setting: Out-patient human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) care and treatment clinics in Zambia and Botswana, countries with a high burden of HIV and TB infection. Objective: To develop a tuberculosis infection control (TB IC) training and implementation package and evaluate the implementation of TB IC activities in facilities implementing the pack...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of infectious disease mortality worldwide, accounting for more than 1.5 million deaths in 2014, and is the leading cause of death among persons living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection (1). Nigeria has the fourth highest annual number of TB cases among countries, with an estimated incidence of...
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Objective To assess prevalence and occupational risk factors of latent TB infection and history of TB disease ascribed to work in a health care setting in western Kenya.Methods We conducted a cross-sectional survey among health care workers in western Kenya in 2013. They were recruited from dispensaries, health centers, and hospitals that offer bot...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death among persons with HIV globally. HIV-related research in TB endemic areas raises some unique and important ethical issues in infection control related to protecting both research participants and personnel. To address such concerns, this article provides practical guidance to help research teams develop...
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Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading cause of death among persons with HIV globally. HIV-related research in TB endemic areas raises some unique and important ethical issues in infection control related to protecting both research participants and personnel. To address such concerns, this article provides practical guidance to help research teams develop...
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Postoperative surgical site infections (SSIs) are serious health care-associated infections that contribute to higher rates of mortality. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an increasingly common cause of SSIs. A quality improvement intervention was developed to identify surgical patients with nasal colonization of MRSA, treat th...
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BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The U.S. is experiencing a national epidemic of obesity. Currently 5 % of the population is considered morbidly obese (body mass index [BMI] .40 kg/m 2) and bariatric surgery has become popular as an effective therapy for morbid obesity. The term bariatric surgery encompasses a variety of surgical procedures and there is limi...

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Trained infection control practitioners can help to prevent future outbreaks and control nosocomial transmission of disease in healthcare facilities. In order for this to occur, supportive national policies, availability of training institutions and local administrative support will be required.