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Epidemiological aspects of community-acquired and hospital-acquired bacteremia in northern Norway.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8248746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
G Iversen; O Scheel
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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    
Affiliation:
School of Public Health, University of Tromsł, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Bacteremia / epidemiology*
Child
Child, Preschool
Community-Acquired Infections / epidemiology*
Cross Infection / epidemiology*
Epidemiologic Factors
Female
Hospitals, Community
Hospitals, University
Humans
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Male
Middle Aged
Norway / epidemiology

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