Nosocomial diarrhea in the intensive care unit

Nosocomial diarrhea in the intensive care unit

Autor Marcon, Ana Paula Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Gamba, Mônica Antar Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vianna, Lucila Amaral Carneiro Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo We made an epidemiological case-control study to examine risk factors for the development of diarrhea in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a public hospital in Santo André, SP, from January to October 2002. Forty-nine patients with diarrhea (cases) and 49 patients without diarrhea (controls), matched for age and gender, were included in the study. A stool culture and enzyme immunoassays for Clostridium difficile toxins A and B were performed on fecal specimens from diarrhea patients. Fourteen of them presented positive cultures for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 22 patients presented positive ELISA for Clostridium diffícile. Nosocomial diarrhea was associated with several factors, including use of antibiotics (P=0.001), use of ceftriaxone (P=0.001), presence of infection (P=0.010) and length of hospital stay (P=0.0001).
Assunto Nosocomial infections
diarrhea
antibiotics
intensive care
Clostridium difficile
Idioma Inglês
Data 2006-12-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 10, n. 6, p. 384-389, 2006.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Editor Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 384-389
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702006000600005
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702006000600005 (estatísticas na SciELO)
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/3398

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