[Prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections in Hassan II University Hospital, Fes, Morocco]
AbstractWe 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]
El Rhazi, K., El Fakir, S., Berraho, M., Tachfouti, N., Serhier, Z. et al. (2007). [Prevalence and risk factors for nosocomial infections in Hassan II University Hospital, Fes, Morocco]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117224
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (1), 56-63, 2007
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