Hospital-Acquired Infections

Kevin W. Lobdell, Sotiris Stamou, Juan A. Sanchez

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Abstract

Health-acquired infection (HAI) is defined as a localized or systemic condition resulting from an adverse reaction to the presence of infectious agents or its toxins. This article focuses on HAIs that are well studied, common, and costly (direct, indirect, and intangible). The HAIs reviewed are catheter-related bloodstream infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site infection, and catheter-associated urinary tract infection. This article excludes discussion of Clostridium difficile infections and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-77
Number of pages13
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Catheter-associated urinary tract infection
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infection
  • Hospital-acquired infection
  • Surgical site infection
  • Ventilator-associated pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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