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Architectural research methods

Author(s): Groat, L., Wang, D.

Do isolation rooms reduce the rate of nosocomial infections in the pediatric intensive care unit?

Author(s): Ben-Abraham, R., Keller, N., Szold, O., Vardi, A., Weinberg, M., Barzilay, Z., Paret, G.
To determine the effect of isolation rooms on the direct spread of nosocomial infections (NIs) owing to cross-colonization in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
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The Relationship Between Counselor Satisfaction and Extrinsic Job Factors in State Rehabilitation Agencies

Author(s): Andrew, J. D., Faubion, C. W., Palmer, C. D.
In a national study, researchers collected survey data from 315 state rehabilitation agency counselors in 16 states to examine job satisfaction and extrinsic job factors. This report provides statistical analyses and extensive descriptive data characteristics. For example, only 46% of the sample reported having a master's degree (or higher) in some form of counseling, and only 25% reported...
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Efficacy of high-efficiency particulate air filtration in preventing aspergillosis in immunocompromised patients with hematologic malignancies

Author(s): Hahn, T., Cummings, K. M., Michalek, A. M., Lipman, B. J., Segal, B. H., McCarthy Jr., P. L.
Invasive aspergillosis is the most serious type of infections caused by the fungus Aspergillus, affecting organs such as heart, lung, brain, and kidneys and causing symptoms such as chest pain, cough, fever, joint pain, shortness of breath, and unintentional weight loss. The fungus aspergillus is widely spread in the nature and rarely causes problems in healthy individuals.
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