Aspergillosis in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients: epidemiology and economic outcomes

  title={Aspergillosis in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients: epidemiology and economic outcomes},
  author={John W. Baddley and Jennifer M L Stephens and Xiang Jun Ji and Xin Gao and Haran T. Schlamm and Miriam Tarallo},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
BACKGROUND Few data are available regarding the epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis (IA) in ICU patients. The aim of this study was to examine epidemiology and economic outcomes (length of stay, hospital costs) among ICU patients with IA who lack traditional risk factors for IA, such as cancer, transplants, neutropenia or HIV infection. METHODS Retrospective cohort study using Premier Inc. Perspective™ US administrative hospital database (2005-2008). Adults with ICU stays and aspergillosis… CONTINUE READING
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