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Title: Nosocomial infections among COVID-19 patients: an analysis of intensive care unit surveillance data
Authors: Ong, Clara Chong Hui
Farhanah, Sharifah
Linn, Kyaw Zaw
Tang, Ying Wei
Poon, Chu Ying
Lim, Allie Yin
Tan, Hui Ru
Binte Hamed, Nur Hafizah
Huan, Xiaowei
Puah, Ser Hon
Ho, Benjamin C. H.
Soon, Margaret M. L.
Ang, Brenda S. P.
Vasoo, Shawn
Chan, Monica
Leo, Yee Sin 
Ng, Oon Tek
Marimuthu, Kalisvar 
Keywords: Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)
COVID-19 outbreak
Device-associated nosocomial infections
Healthcare-associated infections (HAI)
Intensive care units (ICU)
Issue Date: 12-Aug-2021
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd
Citation: Ong, Clara Chong Hui, Farhanah, Sharifah, Linn, Kyaw Zaw, Tang, Ying Wei, Poon, Chu Ying, Lim, Allie Yin, Tan, Hui Ru, Binte Hamed, Nur Hafizah, Huan, Xiaowei, Puah, Ser Hon, Ho, Benjamin C. H., Soon, Margaret M. L., Ang, Brenda S. P., Vasoo, Shawn, Chan, Monica, Leo, Yee Sin, Ng, Oon Tek, Marimuthu, Kalisvar (2021-08-12). Nosocomial infections among COVID-19 patients: an analysis of intensive care unit surveillance data. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 10 (1) : 119. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Surveillance of nosocomial infections, like catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection, possible ventilator-associated pneumonia and secondary bloodstream infections were observed to study the impact of COVID-19 outbreak in ICUs from Tan Tock Seng Hospital and National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Singapore between February and June 2020. Higher nosocomial infection rates were observed in COVID-19 patients, although it was not statistically significant. Moreover, COVID-19 patients seem to be more predisposed to CAUTI despite a higher proportion of non-COVID-19 patients having urinary catheters. Thus, continued vigilance to ensure adherence to IPC measures is needed. © 2021, The Author(s).
Source Title: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
ISSN: 2047-2994
DOI: 10.1186/s13756-021-00988-7
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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