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Nosocomial blood stream infections continue to be a cause of high mortality and morbidity in newborn intensive care units (NICUs). Identification of the causative microorganisms and their antimicrobial sensitivities will guide the selection of appropriate empirical treatment. We prospectively evaluated culture-proven nosocomial sepsis cases and antibiotic(More)
The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence, type, and clinical features of nosocomial infections (NIs), their etiological distribution, and the antibiotic resistance patterns of causative organisms in the general pediatric wards of a hospital in Turkey over a 3-year period. The Hospital Infection Control Committee NI surveillance reports(More)
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a well-recognized cause of hypercoagulability and has multiple manifestations. Patients with an unexplained thrombotic event should be evaluated for the disorder, which can be primary or secondary to another autoimmune disease. The mechanisms of thrombosis are still being elucidated, and the optimal therapeutic regimens(More)
BACKGROUND Nosocomial blood stream infections (NBSI) are a significant hazard in health care facilities, exacting a tremendous toll and causing increased morbidity, mortality, and increased length of hospital stay and health care costs. METHODS In this article, we report the results of a retrospective cohort study to describe the epidemiology of(More)
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