Health care-related infections in solid organ transplants

Health care-related infections in solid organ transplants

Author Sola, Angela Figueiredo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bittencourt, A.r.c. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Guerra, Carla Morales Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Godoy, H.l. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Medeiros, Eduardo Alexandrino Servolo de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The health care-related infections are well-known in a critical care setting, but reports of those infections in solid organ transplanted patients are scarce. We developed a study of retrospective cohort in a tertiary teaching hospital for 14 months. Eighty-one patients underwent solid organ transplants. The global incidence of health care-related infection was 42.0%. Fifteen percent of the cases were occurrences of surgical site infections, 14.0% pneumonias, 9.0% primary blood stream infections, 4.0% urinary tract infections and 2.0% skin infection. The most prevalent etiologic agents were K. pneumoniae (8.6%), P. aeruginosa (7.4%); A. baumannii (5.0%) and S. aureus (2.5%). Mortality was 18.0%, none of then related to health care infections. The high rate of those infections, mainly surgical site infections, suggests a demand for stricter measures to prevent and control health care-related infections.
Keywords Transplantation
health care-related infections
immunocompromised patients
infection control
Language English
Date 2007-12-01
Published in Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 11, n. 6, p. 567-570, 2007.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extent 567-570
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000254388800008
SciELO ID S1413-86702007000600008 (statistics in SciELO)

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