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nosocomial

 [nos″o-ko´me-al]
pertaining to or originating in a hospital.
nosocomial infection an infection acquired during hospitalization. More than one third of all such infections are easily preventable without sophisticated and expensive equipment or procedures. In most cases washing the hands after each patient contact is the most effective way to prevent the spread of infections. Other measures include basic cleanliness and sanitation in handling and storing of equipment, and particularly careful handling of urinary catheters and drainage bags. In addition to the urinary tract, other common sites of infection are the respiratory tract and surgical wounds. The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations sets specific standards for in-house control of infection. See also infection control.

nos·o·co·mi·al

(nos'ō-kō'mē-ăl),
1. Relating to a hospital.
2. Denoting a new disorder (not the patient's original condition) associated with being treated in a hospital, such as a hospital-acquired infection.
[G. nosokomeion, hospital, fr. nosos, disease, + komeō, to take care of]

nosocomial

(nŏs′ə-kō′mē-əl)
adj.
1. Of or relating to a hospital.
2. Relating to or being an infection that a patient acquires while being treated in a hospital.

nosocomial

adjective Pertaining to a hospital, often used in reference to an infection acquired whilst in hospital.

nosocomial

adjective Relating to a hospital, commonly referring to an infection acquired while interned in a hospital. See Iatrogenic. Cf Community acquired.

nos·o·co·mi·al

(nōzō-kōmē-ăl)
1. Relating to a hospital.
2. Denoting a new disorder (not the patient's original condition) associated with being treated in a hospital, such as a hospital-acquired infection.
[G. nosokomeion, hospital, fr. nosos, disease, + komeō, to take care of]

nosocomial

Of disease pertaining to, or acquired in, a hospital. The term is used especially to refer to infections more likely to occur in hospital than out of hospital. From Greek nosokomion , a hospital.

Nosocomial

Contracted in a hospital. Pneumonia caused by H. influenzae is an example of a nosocomial infection.
Mentioned in: Hemophilus Infections

nos·o·co·mi·al

(nōzō-kōmē-ăl)
1. Relating to a hospital.
2. Denoting a new disorder (not the patient's original condition) associated with being treated in a hospital, such as a hospital-acquired infection.
[G. nosokomeion, hospital, fr. nosos, disease, + komeō, to take care of]
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In a study conducted in Goa, overall Nosocomial Infections rate was 33.93 [+ or -] 4.16 infections per 100 patients.
The risk of nosocomial infections was increased in patients with a later order in the operation queue, and the number of bed-days in patients having nosocomial infection was higher in both pre- and post-intervention period (p<0.001 for each) (Table 3).
In order to control and reduce the prevalence of nosocomial pathogens within healthcare settings, it becomes imperative to acquire the knowledge about the source and transmission of these difficult to treat pathogens.
Accordingly, the aim of this study was to identify the determinants of mortality for nosocomial A.
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Nosocomial myiasis should alert medical personnel about the possible presence of other infestations.
Nosocomial sepsis in neonates continues to be a major cause of mortality and morbidity in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).
Nosocomial pneumonia developed in an ICU setting increases morbidity and mortality (2).
As far as local data is concerned in a study was done in 2009 in Hayderabad Pakistan and out of 50 patients with nosocomial infections 18% were diagnosed as HAP24 while another study found it 30.1%.25 Outcome of the study done in CMH Rawalpindi in the year 2005 proved most frequent organisms Pseudomonas aeruginosa (26%), Staphylococcus aureus (20%), Acinetobacter spp.
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important hospital acquired pathogens and recently there have been significant worldwide increase in nosocomial infections due to this organism.
aureus and is presently being investigated by MedImmune and COMBACTE for the prevention of nosocomial pneumonia caused by S.