Bloodstream infections following different types of surgery in a Finnish tertiary care hospital, 2009-2014

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Skogberg , K , Kontula , K S K , Jarvinen , A & Lyytikainen , O 2018 , ' Bloodstream infections following different types of surgery in a Finnish tertiary care hospital, 2009-2014 ' , Journal of Hospital Infection , vol. 99 , no. 1 , pp. 89-93 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.10.005

Title: Bloodstream infections following different types of surgery in a Finnish tertiary care hospital, 2009-2014
Author: Skogberg, K.; Kontula, K. S. K.; Jarvinen, A.; Lyytikainen, O.
Contributor organization: Clinicum
Infektiosairauksien yksikkö
Department of Medicine
HUS Inflammation Center
HUS Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation
Date: 2018-05
Language: eng
Number of pages: 5
Belongs to series: Journal of Hospital Infection
ISSN: 0195-6701
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2017.10.005
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/301263
Abstract: The risk and outcome of bloodstream infections (BSIs) were evaluated following surgery. BSIs were identified in Helsinki University Hospital during 2009-2014 as part of the national surveillance. Of 711 BSIs identified, 51% were secondary and 49% primary. The rate was highest after cardiovascular surgery (8.7 per 1000 procedures) and lowest after gynaecologic (1.0 per 1000). Surgical site infection was the most frequent source of secondary BSIs (34%) and 45% of primary BSIs were central-line-associated. The 28-day case fatality ranged from zero in gynaecology/obstetrics to 21% in cardiovascular surgery. Besides BSIs related to surgical site infections, half of BSIs were primary, providing additional foci for prevention. (C) 2017 The Healthcare Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject: Bloodstream infection
Bacteraemia
Surgery
Postoperative
Healthcare-associated
NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS
3121 General medicine, internal medicine and other clinical medicine
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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