Nosocomial infections in the ICU: the growing importance of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

@article{Weber1999NosocomialII,
  title={Nosocomial infections in the ICU: the growing importance of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.},
  author={David J. Weber and Ralph H. Raasch and William A. Rutala},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 3 Suppl},
  pages={34S-41S}
}
Patients hospitalized in ICUs are 5 to 10 times more likely to acquire nosocomial infections than other hospital patients. The frequency of infections at different anatomic sites and the risk of infection vary by the type of ICU, and the frequency of specific pathogens varies by infection site. Contributing to the seriousness of nosocomial infections, especially in ICUs, is the increasing incidence of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Prevention and control strategies have… CONTINUE READING