Epidemiology and outcome of nosocomial bloodstream infection in elderly critically ill patients: a comparison between middle-aged, old, and very old patients.

@article{Blot2009EpidemiologyAO,
  title={Epidemiology and outcome of nosocomial bloodstream infection in elderly critically ill patients: a comparison between middle-aged, old, and very old patients.},
  author={Stijn Blot and Mustafa Cankurtaran and Mirko Petrovic and Dominique Vandijck and Christelle M Lizy and Johan Decruyenaere and Christian Danneels and Koenraad Vandewoude and Anne Piette and Gerda Vershraegen and Nele J A Van Den Noortgate and Renaat Peleman and Dirk Vogelaers},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={1634-41}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the epidemiology of nosocomial bloodstream infection in elderly intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS In a single-center, historical cohort study (1992-2006), we compared middle-aged (45-64 years; n = 524), old(65-74 years; n = 326), and very old ICU patients (> 75 years; n = 134) who developed a nosocomial bloodstream infection during their ICU stay. RESULTS Although the total number of ICU admissions (patients aged > or = 45 years) decreased by… CONTINUE READING
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