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Association with patient nasal bacterial colonisation

Inpatient use of mobile phones is popular and common. However, there are risks with the use of such technology in the clinical environment, specifically bacterial phone surface contamination, noise, confidentiality and health and safety concerns. There is an association between patient MRSA nasal colonisation and mobile phone colonisation.

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Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume / Volumen: 17
Number / Número: 6
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 830-835
Year / Año: 2011
Month / Mes: june

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Principal institution where the research took place
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Department of Surgery, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, Edinburgh, midlothian, United Kingdom

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Bibliographic references
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8. Sugden J. Hospital ban on mobile phones lifted. The Times, 6th January 2009.

Other articles written by the author Li-Kuei Chen
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Li-Kuei Chen was invited by SIIC on
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2011, august 9
  The authors' report was accepted on
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2017, august 9
The authors' report was accepted on
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2017, august 9
Published in siicsalud
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2017, november 7

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Infectious Diseases
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Internal Medicine
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y secundariamente con las siguientes secciones

Health Care Management
Administración Hospitalaria

Clinical Chemistry
Diagnóstico por Laboratorio

Microbiological Diagnosis
Diagnóstico Microbiológico




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Mobile Phone Technology and Hospitalized Patients: A Cross-Sectional Surveillance Study of Bacterial Colonization, and Patient Opinions and Behaviours

Author / Autor
Li-Kuei Chen1

1 Docotor, Assistant Prof, National Taiwan University Hospital, Anesthesiology Department, Taipei, Taiwán (Republica Nacionalista China), Chief Of Pain Section

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