Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

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The Yearbookcompiles the most recent, widespread developments of clinical research and practice in one comprehensive reference book. It is addressed to everyone involved in cardiology, internal medicine, anesthesia, intensive care, surgery, pediatrics and emergency medicine.

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Font Size. Abstract Background: Nosocomial infection is defined as an infection which develops 48 hours after hospital admission or within 48 hours after being discharged. The objectives were to assess the frequency of nosocomial infection in patients admitted to intensive care unit ICU and to determine the etiological factors in such patients.

Methods: All patients above 16 years of age admitted in the ICU for more than 48 hours and developed clinical evidence of infection that did not originate from patients' original diagnosis at the time of admission, were included in the study. Data was entered in a proforma and analyzed using SPSS version Results : During the study period, 97 out of patients acquired nosocomial infection. The frequency of nosocomial infection was Respiratory tract infection was seen in 29 Other infections we identified were skin, soft tissue, wound and gastrointestinal tract infections.

Conclusion: Patients admitted in intensive care unit are at more risk of acquiring nosocomial infection from different sources. It is suggested that proper nursing care, sterilization and disinfection of instruments and equipment and careful handling of invasive procedures are the best tool to control these life threatening infections. Keywords : intensive care unit, Nosocomial infection, Hospital acquired infection.

Hospital acquired infection surveillance and control in intensive care services: Results of an incidence study.


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Eur J Epidemiol, ;— Management of Ventilator associated pneumonia. In: Vincent JL. Verlag Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, ;p. Nosocomial infection and fatality in medical and surgical intensive care unit patients. Arch Intern Med, ; 5 —8. The prevalence of nosocomial infection in intensive care units in Europe.

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