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Epidemiology of nosocomial infections and mortality following congenital cardiac surgery in Cairo University, Egypt

Epidemiology of nosocomial infections and mortality following congenital cardiac surgery in Cairo... Original article 79 Epidemiology of nosocomial infections and mortality following congenital cardiac surgery in Cairo University, Egypt a a a Amira Esmat El Tantawy , Zeinab Salah Seliem , Hala Monir Agha , b a Amany Ali El-Kholy and Doaa Mohamed Abdelaziz Departments of Pediatricc Cardiology and Background Microbiology and Infection Control, Faculty of Nosocomial infections (NI) have been associated with significant morbidity and Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt attributed mortality, as well as increased healthcare costs. Relatively few data on Correspondence to Amira Esmat El Tantawy MBBCH, congenital cardiac surgical ICU NI have been reported from developing countries. MSC, PHD, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 11995 Cairo, Little is known about the epidemiology of NI following congenital cardiac surgery in Egypt Egypt. The aims of the present study were: (a) to estimate the incidence rate and types Tel: + 20 168 202 723; fax: + 20 237 600 992; e-mail: amiraesmat@yahoo.com of NI among children admitted to Pediatric Surgical Cardiac ICU in Cairo University Children’s Hospital (Egypt) and (b) to estimate the mortality rate related to congenital Received 2 March 2012 Accepted 29 May 2012 cardiac surgery and identify its contributing risk factors. Participants http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association Wolters Kluwer Health

Epidemiology of nosocomial infections and mortality following congenital cardiac surgery in Cairo University, Egypt

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Copyright
© 2012 Egyptian Public Health Association
ISSN
0013-2446
DOI
10.1097/01.EPX.0000417997.16033.33
pmid
22936244

Abstract

Original article 79 Epidemiology of nosocomial infections and mortality following congenital cardiac surgery in Cairo University, Egypt a a a Amira Esmat El Tantawy , Zeinab Salah Seliem , Hala Monir Agha , b a Amany Ali El-Kholy and Doaa Mohamed Abdelaziz Departments of Pediatricc Cardiology and Background Microbiology and Infection Control, Faculty of Nosocomial infections (NI) have been associated with significant morbidity and Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt attributed mortality, as well as increased healthcare costs. Relatively few data on Correspondence to Amira Esmat El Tantawy MBBCH, congenital cardiac surgical ICU NI have been reported from developing countries. MSC, PHD, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, 11995 Cairo, Little is known about the epidemiology of NI following congenital cardiac surgery in Egypt Egypt. The aims of the present study were: (a) to estimate the incidence rate and types Tel: + 20 168 202 723; fax: + 20 237 600 992; e-mail: amiraesmat@yahoo.com of NI among children admitted to Pediatric Surgical Cardiac ICU in Cairo University Children’s Hospital (Egypt) and (b) to estimate the mortality rate related to congenital Received 2 March 2012 Accepted 29 May 2012 cardiac surgery and identify its contributing risk factors. Participants

Journal

Journal of the Egyptian Public Health AssociationWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Aug 1, 2012

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