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Study of nosocomial urinary tract infections in a pediatric intensive care unit.
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PMID:  21088066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Nosocomial urinary tract infections (NUTI) are one of the commonest infections in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). This prospective study was conducted in PICU between January and December 2008 to study the incidence, organisms and risk factors for NUTI. A total of 287 consecutive patients with >48 h PICU stay and sterile admission urine culture, were enrolled and monitored for NUTI (defined as per CDC criteria 1988) till discharge or death. Patients with and without NUTI were compared with respect to demographics, PRISM scores, primary diagnosis, nutritional status and device utilization to identify risk factors. Outcome was defined as length of PICU stay and survival or death. There were 69 episodes of UTI in 60 (20.9%) patients; incidence being 18 episodes/1000 patient days. Candida (52.1%) and Enterococcus (13%) were commonest followed by Escherichia coli (11.6%) and Klebsiella pneumoniae (10.1%). Catheterization and duration of catheterization were the risk factors for NUTI (p < 0.001). The median length of PICU stay was significantly longer in NUTI group compared to non-NUTI group (19 vs. 8 days, p = 0.001). Mortality rates in both the groups were similar.
S M Brindha; M Jayashree; Sunit Singhi; Neelam Taneja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of tropical pediatrics     Volume:  57     ISSN:  1465-3664     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Trop. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8010948     Medline TA:  J Trop Pediatr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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