Effectiveness of copper contact surfaces in reducing the microbial burden (MB) in the intensive care unit (ICU) of hospital del Cobre, Calama, Chile

@inproceedings{Prado2010EffectivenessOC,
  title={Effectiveness of copper contact surfaces in reducing the microbial burden (MB) in the intensive care unit (ICU) of hospital del Cobre, Calama, Chile},
  author={Val{\'e}ria Maria Prado and Claudia Jeannette Quintanilla Duran and Marco Crestto and Asunci{\'o}n Soto Guti{\'e}rrez and P. Sapiain and Glenn Flores and H. Fabres and Martin Dipl-Phys Dr Schmidt},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are associated with increased morbidity, mortality and costs of medical care. In Chilean patients the most common nosocomial pathogens are S.aureus, P.aeruginosa and A. baumanii. The incidence rate of hospital-acquired pneumonia is 4-9 per 1000 ventilator days, and nosocomial urinary tract infections range between 5-6 per 1000 catheter days. In Chile 70,000 nosocomial infections are reported every year, being responsible for an average of 10 additional days of… CONTINUE READING
BETA