Nosocomial infection in a neonatal intensive care unit: a prospective study in Taiwan.

  title={Nosocomial infection in a neonatal intensive care unit: a prospective study in Taiwan.},
  author={B-h Su and Hsin-Yang Hsieh and S-C. Chiu and Hsiao-Chuan Lin and H Lin},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={35 3},
BACKGROUND We performed a prospective analysis to determine the prevalence of nosocomial infection and associated risk factors in our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS Data were collected prospectively on underlying diagnoses, therapeutic interventions/treatments, infections, and outcomes at 9 am every day from November 2004 through October 2005. Prevalence of nosocomial infection and infection site definitions were according to the National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance… CONTINUE READING


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