Nosocomial infections

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Nosocomial infections

Infections that were not present before the patient came to a hospital, but were acquired by a patient while in the hospital.


pertaining to or originating in a hospital.

nosocomial infections
those acquired during hospitalization or during attendance at any veterinary medical facility.
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The incidence density rate of nosocomial infections was calculated by dividing the total number of nosocomial infections by the total patient-days (x1000) during the defined period of time.
Results: Nosocomial infections were defined according to the CDC criteria.
These findings are very promising since the use of these combinations for treatment of nosocomial infections is likely to reduce the minimum effective dose of the antibiotics, thereby reducing antibiotic resistance, possible toxic side effects and treatment cost of infection.
The group estimates that insurance companies pay up to seven times more for the care of patients with nosocomial infections than for those who don't contract infections in the hospital.
Epidemiology of nosocomial infections in selected neonatal intensive care units in Columbia, South America.
So a colonized patient is not only a risk to others as a source of infection, but also to themselves, something that is not always considered in the prevention of nosocomial infections at least for P.
Researchers examined the association between the age of packed red blood cells and the development of nosocomial infections in patients receiving blood transfusions who were admitted to the ICU over a three-year period.
Most studies on infection in burn patients focus on burn wound infection, whereas other nosocomial infections in these patients are not well described.
In August 1980, the Second International Conference on Nosocomial Infections was held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Conclusion: The dendrogram analysis confirmed the significant genomic diversity of this organism and demonstrated that community-acquired P aeruginosa infections were genomically different from those obtained from nosocomial infections.
Objective: To evaluate nosocomial infections (NI) following cardiovascular surgery (CVS), and to share the first seven-year experience of the infection control commission in a private medical center.
7 million nosocomial infections (those that are acquired in a hospital) occur annually in hospitals and result in nearly 100,000 deaths, the news release said.