A risk factor analysis of healthcare-associated fungal infections in an intensive care unit: a retrospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Yang2013ARF,
  title={A risk factor analysis of healthcare-associated fungal infections in an intensive care unit: a retrospective cohort study},
  author={Su-pen Yang and Yin-Yin Chen and H S Hsu and Fu-der Wang and Liang-yu Chen and C P Fung},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The incidence of fungal healthcare-associated infection (HAI) has increased in a major teaching hospital in the northern part of Taiwan over the past decade, especially in the intensive care units (ICUs). The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that were responsible for the outbreak and trend in the ICU. METHODS Surveillance fungal cultures were obtained from "sterile" objects, antiseptic solutions, environment of infected patients and hands of medical personnel… CONTINUE READING
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