Mireya Urrea

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BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections (NI) are an important clinical complication in adult and children patients at the different hospital wards. NI cause considerable morbidity and mortality and are associated with prolonged hospital stay and increased health care costs. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the incidence of NI in pediatric(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are important causes of substantial morbidity, mortality and prolonged hospital stay in pediatric intensive care units (PICU). METHODS A prospective surveillance study was performed in the PICU at a university hospital in Barcelona during the 6 months from May through October 2000 to describe the epidemiologic profile of(More)
BACKGROUND Health care improvements and technical advances for diagnostic and therapeutic management in the neonatal care unit (NCU) have made possible the increasing survival of neonates with severe pathologic conditions. However, nosocomial infections (NI) still represent an important cause of morbidity and mortality in this population. OBJECTIVE To(More)
The use of intensive chemotherapy and central devices has improved patients survival, but it is associated with catheter-related blood-stream infections (CRBSI). An educational program was instituted for preventing CRBSI occurrence in acute leukemia pediatric patients having totally implanted central devices. The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether a quality improvement intervention could reduce nosocomial infection rates in a PICU and improve patient outcomes. DESIGN Prospective interventional cohort study conducted during three periods: preintervention period, intervention period, and long-term follow-up. SETTING A 14-bed medical and surgical PICU in a university(More)
In this article we intend to describe the epidemiological profile of nosocomial infection in pediatric patients with multiple trauma. We conducted a prospective study from July to November 2003 in a pediatric teaching hospital in Barcelona. We used US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention standard criteria to define nosocomial infection. Of the 121(More)
BACKGROUND This study is aimed at describing the readmission phenomenon for heart failure patients and identifying some of their related clinical factors by means of a follow-up study with administrative data. METHODS Longitudinal study of readmissions due to heart failure (HF) among a population > or = age 65 in Catalonia throughout the 1996-1999 period.(More)
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