Impact of community-acquired infection on acquisition of nosocomial infection, length of stay, and mortality in adult blunt trauma patients

Grant V. Bochicchio, Manjari Joshi, Kelly Knorr, Ellis Caplan, Thomas Scalea

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Abstract

The incidence of community-acquired infections (CA) and how it relates to the incidence of nosocomial infections (NI) in the adult blunt trauma population is unknown. We evaluated this incidence and assessed the impact of age on morbidity and mortality. Prospective data were collected on blunt trauma patients admitted >48 h over a 2-year period. Each patient was screened for infection by an infectious disease specialist. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines were used to diagnose infection. Of the 2,645 patients admitted, 86% were

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical Infections
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Microbiology (medical)

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