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Hospital infection rates in neurology intensive care ünit for one year: Pathogenic and clinical evaluation [Turk J Neurol]
Turk J Neurol. Ahead of Print: TJN-59002

Hospital infection rates in neurology intensive care ünit for one year: Pathogenic and clinical evaluation

Fettah Eren1, Gözde Öngün2, Onur Ural3, Şerefnur Öztürk2
1Konya Education And Research Hospital, Health Sciences University, Konya
2Department of Neurology, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey
3Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey

Objective: Nosocomial infection is a serious threat for the patients especially treated in intensive care units which have high risk. So, to be able know the infection causes in this zone and the treatment this infections is critic about both the prognosis of illness and the time on staying at hospital. In this study we aimed to investigate active infection surveillance evaluationin neurological intensive care unit.
Materials and Methods: In neurology intensive care unit, in twelve months, 291 patients were icluded to research. Data obtained by infection control committe of our faculty according to “Centres for Disease Control and Prevention” (CDC) diagnosis criterion was used as nosocomial infection. Isolated microorganisms and systemic involvement were examined.
Results: Infections in neurological intensive care unit constitudes % 6.39 of all nosocomial infection. These are skin and soft tissue infections (%3.13), bloodstream infection (%9.38), pneumoniae free of mechanical ventilator (%9.38), pneumoniae related to mechanical ventilator (%6.25) and urinary tract infection (%71.88). In this unit, in twelve months, fourteen microorganisms different from each other were determied.
Conclusion: Since the most common reason of infection in intensive care unit is urinary tract infection, it is advised to be careful about both urinary catheter insertion and looking after. Also diagnosis of nosocomial infection and determining causing microorganism’s sensitivity of antibiotic is very important not only for determination of empirical treatment but also diminishing mortality and morbidity.

Keywords: Nosocomial infection, neurological intensive care unit, surveillance

Corresponding Author: Fettah Eren, Türkiye

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