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 ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 44  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 35-9

Urinary catheter related nosocomial infections in paediatric intensive care unit.


Department of Paediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai. , USA

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M S Tullu
Department of Paediatrics, Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai.
USA
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The present prospective study was carried out in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) of a tertiary care teaching hospital in Mumbai. The objective was to determine the incidence, risk factors, mortality and organisms responsible for urinary catheter related infections (UCRI). Colonization and/or bacteriuria was labelled as urinary catheter related infection (UCRI). Forty-four patients with 51 urinary catheters were studied. Incidence of UCRI was 47.06%. Age, female sex and immunocompromised status did not increase the risk of UCRI. Duration of catheter in-situ and duration of stay in the PICU were associated with higher risk of UCRI. The mortality was not increased by UCRI. Commonest organism isolated in UCRI was E. coli, which had maximum susceptibility to nitrofurantoin and amikacin.






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