Nosocomial blood stream infections in Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran, 1999-2001.

@article{Rahbar2005NosocomialBS,
  title={Nosocomial blood stream infections in Imam Khomeini Hospital, Urmia, Islamic Republic of Iran, 1999-2001.},
  author={Mohammad Reza Rahbar and Rassol Gra-Agaji and Shiva Hashemi},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={478-84}
}
In a 2-year retrospective study, the database of the microbiology laboratory of the Imam Khomeini Hospital was reviewed to identify patients who had nosocomial bacteraemia between 1 May 1999 and 31 May 2001 and identify the pathogen responsible and its resisitance to antibiotics. Of 6492 patients in various wards, 593 (9.1%) had positive blood cultures; 85 of those (14.3%) had signs of potential skin contamination. Gram-positive cocci, including coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus… CONTINUE READING
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