Risk factors for nosocomial infection and mortality in burn patients: 10 years of experience at a university hospital.

@article{Alp2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for nosocomial infection and mortality in burn patients: 10 years of experience at a university hospital.},
  author={Emine Alp and A. S. Bruckstein Çoruh and Galip Kemali Gunay and Yalcin Yontar and Mehmet Doganay},
  journal={Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          379-85
        }
}
To evaluate the risk factors for nosocomial infection (NI) and mortality in a university hospital, 10-year data of burn patients were assessed retrospectively. The study was conducted at Erciyes University's Burn Center during 2000 and 2009. The records of 1190 patients were obtained. Overall, 131 (11%) patients had 206 NIs with an incidence density of 14.7 infections/1000 patient days. Burn wound infection (n = 109, 53%) was the most common NI. High (%TBSA burned) and late excision were found… CONTINUE READING
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