Prospective analysis of nosocomial infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey


Oncul O. , Ulkur E., Acar A., Turhan V., Yeniz E., Karacaer Z., ...More

INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, vol.130, no.6, pp.758-764, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 130 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: INDIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.758-764
  • Keywords: Antibacterial resistance, burn, nosocomial infection, OUTBREAK

Abstract

Background & objectives: Prevention of infection in burned patients poses a great challenge as infection is the most common cause of mortality after burn injury. An analysis of burned patients, admitted and treated between January 2004 and December 2005 in a nine-bed burn unit in Turkey, was performed prospectively to identify the common pathogens and incidence of nosocomial infection in these patients.