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Device-Associated Nosocomial Infection Rates in Intensive Care Units in Greece

  • Sofia Dima (a1), Evangelos I. Kritsotakis (a2), Maria Roumbelaki (a2), Simeon Metalidis (a3), Andreas Karabinis (a1), Nina Maguina (a4), Fyllis Klouva (a5), Stamatina Levidiotou (a6), Epaminondas Zakynthinos (a7), John Kioumis (a8) and Achilleas Gikas (a2)...
Abstract

Site-specific, risk-adjusted incidence rates of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections were obtained through standardized surveillance in 8 ICUs in Greece. High rates were observed for central line-associated bloodstream infection (12.1 infections per 1,000 device-days) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (12.5 infections per 1,000 device-days). Gram-negative microorganisms accounted for 60.4% of the isolates recovered, and Acinetobacter species were predominant. To reduce infection rates in Greek ICUs, comprehensive infection control programs are required.

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University Hospital of Heraklion 1352/71110, Crete, Greece (gikas@med.uoc.gr)
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