کد مقاله کد نشریه سال انتشار مقاله انگلیسی ترجمه فارسی نسخه تمام متن
2638070 1563477 2015 6 صفحه PDF سفارش دهید دانلود کنید
عنوان انگلیسی مقاله ISI
Outbreak of hepatitis C virus infection associated with narcotics diversion by an hepatitis C virus–infected surgical technician
ترجمه فارسی عنوان
شیوع عفونت ویروس هپاتیت C در ارتباط با انحراف مواد مخدر توسط تکنسین جراحی آلوده به ویروس هپاتیت C
کلمات کلیدی
سرقت مواد مخدر در مراقبت های بهداشتی؛ عفونت های مرتبط با مراقبت های بهداشتی؛ تمرین تزریق ناایمن
موضوعات مرتبط
علوم زیستی و بیوفناوری ایمنی شناسی و میکروب شناسی میکروب شناسی
چکیده انگلیسی

BackgroundDrug diversion by health care personnel poses a risk for serious patient harm. Public health identified 2 patients diagnosed with acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who shared a common link with a hospital. Further investigation implicated a drug-diverting, HCV-infected surgical technician who was subsequently employed at an ambulatory surgical center.MethodsPatients at the 2 facilities were offered testing for HCV infection if they were potentially exposed. Serum from the surgical technician and patients testing positive for HCV but without evidence of infection before their surgical procedure was further tested to determine HCV genotype and quasi-species sequences. Parenteral medication handling practices at the 2 facilities were evaluated.ResultsThe 2 facilities notified 5970 patients of their possible exposure to HCV, 88% of whom were tested and had results reported to the state public health departments. Eighteen patients had HCV highly related to the surgical technician's virus. The surgical technician gained unauthorized access to fentanyl owing to limitations in procedures for securing controlled substances.ConclusionsPublic health surveillance identified an outbreak of HCV infection due to an infected health care provider engaged in diversion of injectable narcotics. The investigation highlights the value of public health surveillance in identifying HCV outbreaks and uncovering a method of drug diversion and its impacts on patients.

ناشر
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect (ساینس دایرکت)
Journal: American Journal of Infection Control - Volume 43, Issue 1, 1 January 2015, Pages 53–58
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