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Title: Evaluation of intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections in Singapore
Authors: Tay, M.K.X.
Lee, J.Y.C. 
Wee, I.Y.J.
Oh, H.M.L.
Keywords: Medical and surgical ICUs
Nosocomial UTI
Risk factors
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Source: Tay, M.K.X.,Lee, J.Y.C.,Wee, I.Y.J.,Oh, H.M.L. (2010-06). Evaluation of intensive care unit-acquired urinary tract infections in Singapore. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 39 (6) : 460-465. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Introduction: Urinary tract infections remain one of the most frequently encountered acquired complications in an intensive care unit (ICU). The objective of this study was to determine the incidence, risk factors, microbial sensitivity patterns, and clinical outcomes of patients with UTIs acquired during their admission to an ICU in an acute care hospital in Singapore. Materials and Methods: This was a 14-week prospective study. All ICU patients =18 years who remained in the ICU for =48 hours were eligible for this study. Patients were reviewed daily and the presence of an ICU-acquired UTI was identified via urinary microscopic examination or culture results. Other data collected included patient demographics, ICU admission criteria, concomitant illnesses, presence of invasive lines, microbial sensitivity and treatment outcomes. Results: Thirty-five (13.7%) cases of ICU-acquired UTI occurred in 256 separate ICU admissions. The most common micro-organisms isolated were Candida spp. (34%). Female gender and prior exposure to antibiotics were independent risk factors for developing an ICU-acquired UTI (P
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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