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UCD Med Center fights infections; VA facility finds success
Sacramento Bee

Hospitalization too often puts patients at risk.

They can contract infections from the insertion, maintenance and removal of urinary catheters as well as central line catheters that are placed in large veins to make it easier to administer medicine and fluids.

They can also get sick from a variety of antibiotic-resistant bugs, including Clostridium difficile and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).