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Title: [Prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections in Hassan II University Hospital, Fes, Morocco]
Authors: El Rhazi, K.
El Fakir, S.
Berraho, M.
Tachfouti, N.
Serhier, Z.
Kanjaa, C.
Nejjari, C.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: French
Abstract: We determined the prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infection at Hassan II university hospital and the causative microorganisms among 282 inpatients. The mean duration of hospitalization was 16.4 [SD = 15] days. The prevalence of nosocomial infection was 6.7%. Infections at the site of the operation were the commonest. No catheter-related infection was noted. The main organisms isolated were Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Candida albicans. The occurrence of a nosocomial infection was significantly associated with surgical operation [P = 0.005], presence of urinary catheter [P = 0.002] and length of hospital stay greater than 3 weeks [P = 0.04]
Description: 56-63
Keywords: Cross Infection
Hospitals, University
Risk Factors
Length of Stay
Infection Control
Subject: Cross Infection
ISSN: 1020-3397
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