Journal article

Predictors of mortality in children with nosocomial bloodstream infection

Indah K Murni, Trevor Duke, Andrew J Daley, Sharon Kinney, Yati Soenarto

PAEDIATRICS AND INTERNATIONAL CHILD HEALTH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Background: Nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI) is associated with high mortality rates. Evaluating factors to predict mortality is important for prevention and improving clinical outcomes. Aim: To evaluate the clinical predictors of mortality in paediatric nosocomial bloodstream infection. Methods: A prospective cohort study was conducted from 1 December 2010 until 28 February 2013 in a teaching hospital in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. All patients admitted consecutively to the paediatric ICU (PICU) and paediatric wards after > 48 h of hospitalisation were eligible. Patients were observed daily to identify the presence of nosocomial BSI based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)..

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