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Patrick SW, Kawai AT, Kleinman K
Health care-associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2007-2012.
The researchers examined trends in central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) incidence rates between 2007 and 2012 based on standardized surveillance data from pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the United States. They found that incidence rates of CLABSIs and VAPs decreased among critically ill neonates and children during this period.
Citation: Patrick SW, Kawai AT, Kleinman K . Health care-associated infections among critically ill children in the US, 2007-2012. Pediatrics 2014 Oct;134(4):705-12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0613..
Keywords: Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Critical Care, Children/Adolescents, Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)