publication . Article . 2016

Bloodstream Infections in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Mehmet Sah Ipek;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Journal of Clinical and Analytical Medicine (issn: 1309-0720, eissn: 1309-2014, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Derman Medical Publishing
Aim: To determine the pattern of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and antimicrobial susceptibility of pathogens in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).Material and Method: Positive hemoculture of neonates diagnosed with nosocomial sepsis from March 2011 to March 2014 in the NICU of Diyarbakir Maternity and Children%u2019s Hospital, in the southeastern region of Anatolia, Turkey, were retrospectively reviewed. Results: A total of 148 pathogens were isolated in 142 neonates. The most common microorganisms isolated were Klebsiella pneumoniae (40.5%) and Acinetobacter baumannii (29.7%) which was a result of a hospital outbreak. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains acco...
free text keywords: Nosocomial Infection,, Neonatal Intensive Care, Multi-drug Resistance, Medicine, R
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