The surveillance system for Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) implemented in the S. Eugenio hospital of Rome allows to monitor the distribution of the micro-organisms by service and their resistance to antibiotics. It is based upon the data collected by the Central Analysis Laboratory of the hospital. The data of four high-risk departments (Surgical service, Intensive Care Unit, Haematology, Burn Unit) are reported. In the period October 1992 - September 1993, 3909 samples have been analyzed; 1603 (43.1%) were found positive to the microbiologic analysis. The results of the antibiotic resistance concerning four micro-organisms, agents of HAI are reported and discussed. Surveillance systems are necessary to limit the frequency of HAI.

Riccardi, F., Noce, A., Falco, S., Giudiceandrea, P., Palombi, L., & Pana, A. (1997). Surveillance of infections in hospital: Agents and antibiotic-resistance. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 13(2), 217-221 [10.1023/A:1007344811455].

Surveillance of infections in hospital: Agents and antibiotic-resistance

RICCARDI, FABIO;PALOMBI, LEONARDO;
1997

Abstract

The surveillance system for Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) implemented in the S. Eugenio hospital of Rome allows to monitor the distribution of the micro-organisms by service and their resistance to antibiotics. It is based upon the data collected by the Central Analysis Laboratory of the hospital. The data of four high-risk departments (Surgical service, Intensive Care Unit, Haematology, Burn Unit) are reported. In the period October 1992 - September 1993, 3909 samples have been analyzed; 1603 (43.1%) were found positive to the microbiologic analysis. The results of the antibiotic resistance concerning four micro-organisms, agents of HAI are reported and discussed. Surveillance systems are necessary to limit the frequency of HAI.
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Settore MED/42 - Igiene Generale e Applicata
eng
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amikacin; amoxicillin; amoxicillin plus clavulanic acid; ampicillin; antibiotic agent; aztreonam; cefalotin; cefamandole; cefotaxime; cefotetan; cefoxitin; ceftazidime; ceftizoxime; ceftriaxone; chloramphenicol; ciprofloxacin; clavulanic acid; gentamicin; imipenem; mezlocillin; netilmicin; nitrofurantoin; norfloxacin; ofloxacin; pefloxacin; pipemidic acid; sulbactam; sultamicillin; tobramycin; unindexed drug; acinetobacter; antibiotic resistance; article; hospital infection; human; nonhuman; pseudomonas aeruginosa; Bacteria; Bacterial Infections; Cross Infection; Drug Resistance, Microbial; Drug Resistance, Multiple; Hospital Information Systems; Humans; Microbial Sensitivity Tests; Rome; Sentinel Surveillance
Riccardi, F., Noce, A., Falco, S., Giudiceandrea, P., Palombi, L., & Pana, A. (1997). Surveillance of infections in hospital: Agents and antibiotic-resistance. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, 13(2), 217-221 [10.1023/A:1007344811455].
Riccardi, F; Noce, A; Falco, S; Giudiceandrea, P; Palombi, L; Pana, A
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