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Title: Nosocomial infections among COVID-19 patients : an analysis of intensive care unit surveillance data
Authors: Ong, Clara Chong Hui
Farhanah, Sharifah
Linn, Kyaw Zaw
Tang, Ying Wei
Poon, Chu Ying
Lim, Allie Yin
Tan, Hui Ru
Nur Hafizah Hamed
Huan, Xiaowei
Puah, Ser Hon
Ho, Benjamin C. H.
Soon, Margaret M. L.
Ang, Brenda Sze Peng
Vasoo, Shawn
Chan, Monica
Leo, Yee Sin
Ng, Oon Tek
Marimuthu, Kalisvar
Keywords: Science::Medicine
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Ong, C. C. H., Farhanah, S., Linn, K. Z., Tang, Y. W., Poon, C. Y., Lim, A. Y., Tan, H. R., Nur Hafizah Hamed, Huan, X., Puah, S. H., Ho, B. C. H., Soon, M. M. L., Ang, B. S. P., Vasoo, S., Chan, M., Leo, Y. S., Ng, O. T. & Marimuthu, K. (2021). Nosocomial infections among COVID-19 patients : an analysis of intensive care unit surveillance data. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, 10(1), 119-.
Project: MOH-000276
Journal: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
Abstract: Surveillance of nosocomial infections, like catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection, possible ventilator-associated pneumonia and secondary bloodstream infections were observed to study the impact of COVID-19 outbreak in ICUs from Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore between February and June 2020. Higher nosocomial infection rates were observed in COVID-19 patients, although it was not statistically significant. Moreover, COVID-19 patients seem to be more predisposed to CAUTI despite a higher proportion of non-COVID-19 patients having urinary catheters. Thus, continued vigilance to ensure adherence to IPC measures is needed.
ISSN: 2047-2994
DOI: 10.1186/s13756-021-00988-7
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