Robert Aldo Iquiapaza

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The goal was to identify risk factors for healthcare-associated infections by resistant microorganisms and patient mortality in an Intensive Care Unit. A prospective and descriptive epidemiological research was conducted from 2005 till 2008, involving 2300 patients. Descriptive statistics, bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis were used.(More)
Background: Recently, the probable involvement of surfaces from the hospital environment as a disseminating source of resistant bacteria has been highlighted. The aim of the study was to compare resistant microorganisms isolated from inanimate surfaces, equipments and patient blood culture samples in an Intensive Care Unit from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.(More)
This study was aimed at verifying the relationship between the severity illness index and the occurrence of healthcare associated infections. A prospective cohort was conducted in an intensive care unit of a university hospital, between August 2009 and February 2001. The Average Severity Index Score was used to evaluate the severity of illness. Data was(More)
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