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dc.contributorMahfouz, A.A.EN
dc.contributorAl Azraqi, T.A.EN
dc.contributorAbbag, F.I.EN
dc.contributorAl Gamal, M.N.EN
dc.contributorSeef, S.EN
dc.contributorBello, C.S.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:58:56Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:58:56Z
dc.date.issued2010EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/V16/01/16_1_2010_0040_0044.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117814
dc.description40-44EN
dc.description.abstractA cohort study measured the occurrence and risk factors of nosocomial infections in the neonatal intensive care unit of Abha general hospital, Saudi Arabia. Of 401 neonates who stayed at least 48 hours in the unit, 77 developed infections, a period prevalence of 19.2% and an incidence of 13.7 infections per 1000 patient-days. The most frequent infections were: pneumonia [‎50.0%]‎, primary bloodstream [‎40.9%]‎ and skin and soft tissues [‎6.5%]‎. In logistic regression analysis, mechanical ventilation [‎OR = 2.69, 95% CI: 1.39-5.19]‎ and total parenteral nutrition [‎OR = 5.62, 95% CI: 2.78-11.35]‎ were identified as significant risk factors. Neonates suffering from nosocomial infections had more than 3 times the risk of dying compared to neonates free of infectionEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectIntensive Care Units, NeonatalEN
dc.subjectCohort StudiesEN
dc.subjectRisk FactorsEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectIncidenceEN
dc.subject.meshCross InfectionEN
dc.titleNosocomial infections in a neonatal intensive care unit in south-western Saudi ArabiaEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 16 (‎1)‎, 40-44, 2010


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