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"Nooks and Crannies: The Breeding Grounds for Bacteria; InfectionControl Professionals Urge Manufacturers to Redesign Medical Devices With ICPractices in Mind," by Kelly M. Pyrek, page 32.
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"Nosocomial Infections: The Role of Infection Control DuringConstruction and Renovation of Health Care Facilities," by Patricia A.Tydell, BSN, MSN, MPH, page 47.
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