Nosocomial infections after pediatric cardiac surgery.

  title={Nosocomial infections after pediatric cardiac surgery.},
  author={Emmi Sarvikivi and Outi Lyytik{\"a}inen and Heta P Nieminen and Heikki I. Sairanen and Harri Sax{\'e}n},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  volume={36 8},
BACKGROUND This study examined the rate of nosocomial infection (NI) in children who underwent cardiac surgery, and also investigated the impact of postdischarge infection surveillance. Risk factors for surgical site infections (SSIs) also were evaluated. METHODS All patients who underwent open-heart cardiac surgery in the Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland, between January 2000 and December 2002 were included. Data were collected… CONTINUE READING
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