Document Detail

Epidemiological aspects of community-acquired and hospital-acquired bacteremia in northern Norway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8248746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
389 patients with 401 bacteremic episodes, either community-acquired (CAB) or hospital-acquired (HAB), admitted to the University Hospital of Tromsø (UHT), Norway, and 3 small local hospitals in the region (LHs), were reviewed on the basis of data collected in 1985 and 1989. As regards incidence, sex- and age distribution, distribution to either surgical, medical, or pediatric wards, compared with etiological agents and predisposing factors, the statistical significance has been evaluated. The proportion of patients < 50 years was greater at UHT than in the LHs. More patients with HAB associated with predisposing factors were hospitalized at UHT than at the LHs. Coagulase-negative staphylococci occurred less frequently in bacteremic patients at UHT than at the LHs. As opposed to reports from elsewhere, Tromsø University Hospital seems to appear much more similar to the smaller local hospitals in the epidemiological aspects of bacteremia, inasmuch as both HAB and the CAB presented an even distribution pattern between the 2 hospital groups.
G Iversen; O Scheel
Related Documents :
25398166 - Omalizumab treatment in patient with severe asthma and eosinophilic granulomatosis with...
18159396 - Hospitalizations for diarrhea in quebec children from 1985 to 1998: estimates of rotavi...
1783336 - Non-fatal injuries due to interpersonal violence in johannesburg-soweto: incidence, det...
19751156 - Proposed checklist of hospital interventions to decrease the incidence of healthcare-as...
24270256 - Ants in a hospital environment and their potential as mechanical bacterial vectors.
8374846 - Community-based home-care program for the management of pre-eclampsia: an alternative.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0036-5548     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  1993  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-12-29     Completed Date:  1993-12-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215333     Medline TA:  Scand J Infect Dis     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  465-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Public Health, University of Tromsł, Norway.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Bacteremia / epidemiology*
Child, Preschool
Community-Acquired Infections / epidemiology*
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Epidemiologic Factors
Hospitals, Community
Hospitals, University
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Norway / epidemiology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Evaluation of DNA-DNA hybridization for the direct detection of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in ...
Next Document:  Effects of imipenem, cefotaxime and cotrimoxazole on aerobic microbial colonization of the digestive...