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Synonyms for infection

Synonyms for infection

(phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

(medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease

an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted

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the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people


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moral corruption or contamination

(international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure

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Technique failure was defined as transfer to HD due to peritonitis ultrafiltration failure inadequate dialysis exit-site and/or tunnel infection and mechanical problems.
Two catheters had to be withdrawn because of tunnel infection.
In participants undergoing incenter hemodialysis (HD) with a chest-tunneled HD catheter that is well healed (over one month since placement), does the absence of a dressing over the catheter insertion site impact the rates of CRBSIs, tunnel infections, or exit site infections as compared to nationally published CRBSI, tunnel infection, or exit site infection rates over a six-month study time?
Censoring events for catheter change were described as an infection, which included exit or tunnel infection and/or bacteremia.
Although the treatment of exit site infection, tunnel infection and catheter related bacteraemia may vary the prevention of all three is related to the nursing care provided.
A tunnel infection may be present with an exit-site infection.
Since there is no way to disinfect the buttonhole tunnels, scabs play the important role of preventing bacteria from migrating down the tunnel, which could result in a tunnel infection or worse--a blood stream infection.
Either of these situations could set the patient up for the development of a tunnel infection (see Figures 1 and 2).
There have been reports of simultaneous catheter removal and replacement when the peritonitis has been attributed to biofilm or tunnel infection.
A tunnel infection is characterized by erythema, tenderness, and induration in the tissues overlying the catheter more than 2 cm from the exit site.
KB was also assessed for a tunnel infection and peritonitis, which were both negative.