The incidence of nosocomial bloodstream infections in our cardiac surgical intensive care unit during a three-year period


Kucukates E. , Kansiz E. , Gultekin N.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.35, sa.7, ss.406-411, 2007 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.406-411

Özet

Objectives: Nosocomial bloodstream infections (BSI) cause significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. These infections occur two to seven times more often in intensive care unit (ICU) patients than in ward patients. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of nosocomial BSI pathogens among patients admitted to our 18-bed cardiac surgical ICU (SICU).