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Device-Associated Nosocomial Infection Rates in Intensive Care Units in Greece

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Sofia Dima
Affiliation:
“Genimatas” General Hospital, Greece
Evangelos I. Kritsotakis
Affiliation:
University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Maria Roumbelaki
Affiliation:
University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Simeon Metalidis
Affiliation:
“Ahepa” General Hospital, Greece
Andreas Karabinis
Affiliation:
“Genimatas” General Hospital, Greece
Nina Maguina
Affiliation:
“Konstantopouleion” General Hospital, Greece
Fyllis Klouva
Affiliation:
“Thriasion” General Hospital, Athens, Greece
Stamatina Levidiotou
Affiliation:
University Hospital of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Epaminondas Zakynthinos
Affiliation:
University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
John Kioumis
Affiliation:
“Papanikolaou” University Hospital, Thessalonica, Greece
Achilleas Gikas
Affiliation:
University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Abstract

Site-specific, risk-adjusted incidence rates of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections were obtained through standardized surveillance in 8 ICUs in Greece. High rates were observed for central line-associated bloodstream infection (12.1 infections per 1,000 device-days) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (12.5 infections per 1,000 device-days). Gram-negative microorganisms accounted for 60.4% of the isolates recovered, and Acinetobacter species were predominant. To reduce infection rates in Greek ICUs, comprehensive infection control programs are required.

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