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.
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In a study conducted in Goa, overall Nosocomial Infections rate was 33.93 [+ or -] 4.16 infections per 100 patients.
Nosocomial Infections Due to Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Epidemiology and Treatment Options.
Nosocomial infections are on the rise and they pose a serious threat to patients and the healthcare professionals.
Nosocomial infections with Serratia marcescens are beginning to take a large scale in neonatal intensive care unit, often in epidemic form.
Nosocomial infections, cause functional impairment and emotional stress in patients due to increased lengths of stay in hospitals (1,3).
Nosocomial infections in intensive care unit in a Turkish university hospital: a 2-year survey.
International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) report, data summary of 36 countries, for 2004-2009.
Only 7 (14%) of the HCWs were found to have proper knowledge about the significance of MRSA as the agent of nosocomial infections and methods for preventing nosocomial infections like use of personal protective equipment, adherence to hand hygiene, treatment of MRSA carriers with mupirocin, etc.
(1) Patients admitted to ICUs are at an increased risk for acquiring device-associated nosocomial infections (DANIs) because of their debilitated immune systems and exposure to invasive devices.