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Supplies The study Xcept for age, which was slightly higher inFigure 1 (abstract P13)P enrolled 50 sufferers with clinical diagnosis of sepsis that received medical care at the University Hospital for Infectious Ailments, Zagreb and Zagreb University Clinical Ce.Vement of ERK1/2 in this course of action. P7 Considerable lower of central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection rates in 38 German intensive care units Sonja Hansen, Frank Schwab, Sandra Schneider, Dorit Sohr, Christine Geffers, Petra Gastmeier National Reference Center for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections, Institute of Hygiene, Charite ?University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, Germany Important Care 2008, 12(Suppl five):P7 (doi: ten.1186/cc7040) Background Central venous catheter (CVC)-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) remain a major complication in ICUs. The aim of your study was to evaluate the influence of a structuredmultimodal intervention programme on the CVC-BSI price of 38 ICUs in Germany. Approaches ICUs from the `Krankenhaus Infektions Surveillance System' showing a CVC-BSI price above the median were asked to implement a 12-month intervention programme starting in April 2007. The intervention incorporated particular evidence-based recommendations for CVC insertion and use, and involved nurses and physicians. Modules were posters, script and advanced education. The modules' content material was composed and distributed according to the `train the trainer' principle by the National Reference Center for Surveillance of Nosocomial Infections. Infection prices have been calculated before (January 2005 to June 2006) and for the duration of the intervention (May 2007 to March 2008). Final results Thirty-eight ICUs participated inside the study. The ICUs had a median of 11 beds and eight ventilator beds. The majority of ICUs (47 ) were affiliated to teaching hospitals; 30 were affiliated to university hospitals. The CVC utilization PubMed ID: rate ahead of implementation from the intervention was 69.4 CVC-days per one hundred patient-days. The pooled mean CVC-BSI price was two.9 CVC-BSI per 1,000 CVCdays. A preliminary evaluation with the information obtained during the intervention period showed a reduce on the imply CVC-BSI price inside the participating ICUs (2.two CVC-BSI per 1,000 CVC-days; relative risk = 0.77, 95 self-confidence interval = 0.63 to 0.94, P = 0.011), whereas the CVC utilization price remained just about unchanged (69.0 CVC-days per one hundred patient-days). Conclusion A structured multimodal intervention programme in addition to ongoing surveillance activities led to a substantial reduce of CVC-associated BSI rates. P8 LightCycler SeptiFast assay as a tool for the fast diagnosis of sepsis in patients getting antimicrobial therapy Adriana Vince, Snjezana Zidovec Lepej, Bruno Barsic, Davorka Dusek, Zdravko Mitrovic, Ranka Serventi Seiwerth, Boris Labar Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Flow Cytometry, University Hospital PubMed ID: for Infectious Ailments `Dr. Fran Mihaljevic', Zagreb, Croatia Important Care 2008, 12(Suppl five):P8 (doi: 10.1186/cc7041) Background We analysed the clinical utility from the standardised, Conformite Europeanne-certified, multiplex real-time PCR assay for the molecular diagnostics of sepsis that was approved for in vitro diagnostics use (LightCycler SeptiFast assay; Roche Diagnostics, Pleasanton, CA, USA). The SeptiFast assay enables detection of DNA from 25 human pathogens (Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria as well as fungi). Components The study enrolled 50 sufferers with clinical diagnosis of sepsis that received health-related care in the University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb and Zagreb University Clinical Ce.