Journal Article

Nosocomial Primary Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients in a Nonteaching Community Medical Center: A 21-Month Prospective Study

David K. Warren, Jeanne E. Zack, Alexis M. Elward, Michael J. Cox and Victoria J. Fraser

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 8, pages 1329-1335
Published in print October 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322483
Nosocomial Primary Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Unit Patients in a Nonteaching Community Medical Center: A 21-Month Prospective Study

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

All patients admitted to the medical and surgical intensive care units of a 500-bed nonteaching suburban hospital were followed prospectively for the occurrence of nosocomial primary bloodstream infections for 21 months. The incidence of primary bloodstream infection was 38 (1%) of 3163 patients; among patients with central venous catheters, it was 34 (4%) of 920 patients, or 4.0 infections per 1000 catheter-days. Ventilator-associated pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and each intravascular catheter inserted were independently associated with the development of a nosocomial primary bloodstream infection. Among infected patients, the crude mortality rate was 53%, and these patients had longer stays in intensive care units and the hospital than did uninfected patients. Bloodstream infection, however, was not an independent risk factor for death. The incidence, risk factors, and serious outcomes of bloodstream infections in a nonteaching community hospital were similar to those seen in tertiary-care teaching hospitals.

Journal Article.  4183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.