In the past Andrés Zorrilla-Vaca has collaborated on articles with Brian Spoelhof. One of their most recent publications is Brief reportBacterial contamination of propofol vials used in operating rooms of a third-level hospital. Which was published in journal American Journal of Infection Control.

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Andrés Zorrilla-Vaca's Articles: (3)

Brief reportBacterial contamination of propofol vials used in operating rooms of a third-level hospital

Highlights•We determined the frequency of bacterial contamination of used propofol vials.•We found a 6.1% bacterial contamination rate among 198 propofol vials collected.•To our knowledge, this is the first study examining bacterial growth in propofol vials in Colombia.•To our knowledge, this is the first microbiologic report of Enterococcus faecalis in propofol vials.•Education on this topic should stress the appropriate handling of propofol.

Impact of antiepileptic drugs for seizure prophylaxis on short and long-term functional outcomes in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage: A meta-analysis and systematic review☆

Highlights•Limited number of studies exist evaluating seizure prophylaxis on outcomes in ICH.•Significant heterogeneity exists within published studies.•Seizure prophylaxis is not associated with improved outcomes after acute ICH.

EssayThe importance of infection control and prevention in anesthesiologyLa importancia del control y prevención de enfermedades infecciosas en anestesiología☆

AbstractThe key role of the field of infectious diseases in other medical specialties, including anesthesiology, is currently well known. The anesthesiologist faces a potential risk of contributing to the development of healthcare associated infections in the operating rooms; however, the infectious complications derived from anesthesia have been underestimated. It is important to acknowledge that there are some deficiencies in research, notification, and publication of reports on anesthesia-associated infectious events in developing countries, particularly in Colombia, which is the focus of our attention in this article. As far as we know, only five countries – most of them developed – have carried out studies on the practices and knowledge of the anesthesiology personnel with regards to universal recommendations for the prevention and control of anesthesia-associated infections. This document discusses the importance of infections in the area of anesthesiology and at present in Colombia. Furthermore, the need to comply with basic infection prevention and control precautions and of creating awareness of safe injection practices is recognized.

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