Title

Nosocomial Infections and Nosocomial Pneumonia.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-1996

Abstract

Nosocomial infections are a major source of revenue loss, morbidity, and even mortality to surgical patients. This review presents current issues regarding nosocomial infections and nosocomial pneumonias. This study is a literature review that presents material on nosocomial infections in general and details regarding Clostridium difficile and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus infections. Nosocomial infections, including pneumonias, are serious medical complications, and prevention by strict adherence to barrier precaution is the most important means of protecting the patient from hospital-acquired bacterial flora.

Volume

172

Issue

6A

First Page

33

Last Page

33

ISSN

0002-9610

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

9003688

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article