Predominance of staphylococcal organisms in infections occurring in a burns intensive care unit.

@article{Taylor1992PredominanceOS,
  title={Predominance of staphylococcal organisms in infections occurring in a burns intensive care unit.},
  author={Geoffrey D. Taylor and Pamela C Kibsey and Terri Kirkland and Elizabeth I. Burroughs and Edward E. Tredget},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={1992},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={
          332-5
        }
}
To assess the sites, incidence, and bacteriology of infections in intensive care burn patients, a prospective survey of all admissions to a tertiary care institution burn unit was carried out over a 12-month period. One hundred and sixteen patients were admitted, 106 with a diagnosis of thermal burns. Forty patients developed 90 infections. Only two deaths occurred, one in a patient with sepsis. In order of frequency, pneumonia, burn infection, UTI and primary bacteraemia were most common… CONTINUE READING

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