FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2015 Vol. 21 No. 2 PP 283­-292
NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS IN ICU- REVIEW ARTICLE
RAJAT JAIN, RAVI AGRAWAL, NUTAN AGRAWAL AND NANDITA PRABHAT
Department of Medicine
M.L.B. Medical College,
JHANSI-­284128.
ABSTRACT
Nosocomial Infections (NI) or Health Care Associated Infections are one of the major complications for healthcare professionals to tackle. It is a major source of morbidity, mortality, and also monetary burden on patients. Intensive Care Unit(ICU) patients are at risk for acquiring nosocomial infections. There is an ever growing importance for critical assessment of benefits and harms of various strategies for infection control and adequate control of multidrug resistant organisms in ICU setting. This review will summarize findings from some recent major publications in area of infectious diseases with emphasis on causes, preventive strategies, the role of new biomarkers and some recent updates in relation to invasive fungal infections, community acquired pneumonia and ventilator associated pneumonia in ICU patients and UTI.


Key words : Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Nosocomid Inspection (NI).
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