Microbiological surveillance in the Intensive Care Unit: A tertiary hospital experience

Akcam F., Karaaslan D., Dogan M., Yayli G.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.12, no.2, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR


Background: Hospital infections are important because of increased risk of mortality and morbidity and their economic burden and are most commonly seen in intensive care units (ICUs). We aimed to document the characteristics of patients at an ICU, obtain bacteriologic samples, and determine the distribution of the isolated microorganisms.