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Doctor insights on: Factors Influencing Development Of Nosocomial Infection

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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If a patient come Hosp with sternum infection after his CABG 2 weeks before How we exclude for nosocomial infection ?

If a patient come Hosp with sternum infection after his CABG 2 weeks before   How we exclude for nosocomial infection ?

Complicated : Since it happened within the 30 days after an operation it's by definition a nosocomial infection. Infectious disease doctor initially treat this with the antibiotics with presumption of antibiotic resistant nosocomial bacteria. If specific bacteria is isolated in a culture, the antibiotic sensitivity test can allow a more targeted approach with narrow spectrum antibiotic. ...Read more

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My father is currently in the ICU being treated for a nosocomial infection (Acinetobacter). He is on Colistin (his strain is Colistin susceptible). We are in day 14 of treatment, no clinical improvement. Any ideas on what might be going on? When should we

My father is currently in the ICU being treated for a nosocomial infection (Acinetobacter). He is on Colistin (his strain is Colistin susceptible). We are in day 14 of treatment, no clinical improvement. Any ideas on what might be going on? When should we

Multiresistant: This organism is highly resistant to most antibiotics and colistin is a drug of last resort. The efficacy will depend upon where the infection is located and the ability of the drug to enter those tissues in the body. If he is on day 14 without clinical improvement the chances are very poor that he is going to respond and there are few if any alternatives. ...Read more

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What are nosocomial infections caused by?

What are nosocomial infections caused by?

Hospital infection: Nosocomial infections are hospital acquired. Usually bacteria transmitted during a hospital stay. Typically pneumonia or uti. ...Read more

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What are the most common nosocomial infections?

What are the most common nosocomial infections?

Nosocomial infection: Infections that occur in the hospital or a health-care setting are referred to as 'nosocomial infections'. These are unfortunate complications occuring in places where there shouldn't be any. According to the CDC, the most common of these infections are urinary tract infections (UTI), followed by surgical site infections, bloodstream infections and pneumonia. Talk to your doc if you have questions ...Read more

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What is the number of patients who acquiare nosocomial infections per year?

Varies...Estimates: In the United States, the centers for disease control and prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, including bacteria, combined, cause or contribute to 99, 000 deaths each year. ...Read more

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Do nocosomial infections lead to death in most cases?

Do nocosomial infections lead to death in most cases?

No: The vast majority are successfully treated, but do remember that the germs in a hospital are "meaner and tougher" than those in the home. ...Read more

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SLE patient. Hi eosinophils at 10. Basophils 2. New development. No infection. Anything diff going on?

SLE patient. Hi eosinophils at 10. Basophils 2. New development. No infection. Anything diff going on?

Hard to know: You need to discuss this with your treating doctor as you didn't say what medications you're on or what other allergic symptoms you might have such as rash, etc,or even if you've been exposed to parasites ...Read more

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Hi I took my little girl to the dr for ear infection dr said we are going run a few test what above below be nenes the said she was behind development?

Hi I took my little girl to the dr for ear infection dr said we are going run a few test what above below be nenes the said she was behind development?

Delayed development: so what it sounds like is the ear infection was incidental to the finding of developmental delay. There are many reasons for delayed development. There is speech and language, gross motor, fine motor skills developmental delay. Each category has its own reasons. ...Read more

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Can a salmonella infection lead to the development, over the years, of alcohol intolerance and IBS / leaky gut? is low FODMAP diet a good solution?

Can a salmonella infection lead to the development, over the years, of alcohol intolerance and IBS / leaky gut? is low FODMAP diet a good solution?

No difference in Rx: A very recent research study found that people who had been infected with the intestinal parasite Giardia had an elevated risk of irritable bowel syndrome. Maybe other intestinal infections like salmonellosis can do the same. However, it probably makes no differenence i how IBS should be treated. This is something to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does high infection result in a fbc mean ?

What does high infection result in a fbc mean ?

Question: I am not sure what acronym fbc means. If your question can be resubmitted with that information I could help. For example rbc would be red blood cell. fbc does not have meaning to me. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for chronic prostatitis infection?

What are risk factors for chronic prostatitis infection?

Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more

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Is there any infection in the urine if your RBC result is 0-2/hpf?

Is there any infection in the urine if your RBC result is 0-2/hpf?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine is usually considered worrisome only if there are more than 3 red cells per high power field. Before worrying, i would check one more time. If red cells are still seen, you will need to see a urologist to determine whether the bleeding is coming from your kidneys, ureters, or bladder (or prostate if you're a male). ...Read more

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Can Swab test result prove whether a child has an infection, like influenza? Can it also done in adult and to find other medical issue with someone?

Can Swab test result prove whether a child has an infection, like influenza? Can it also done in adult and to find other medical issue with someone?

Nasal swab: There is a nasal swab test for influenza. It is not incredibly reliable (meaning it can be negative but still have the flu). These tests are specific in what they test for - I'm not sure what "other medical issue" you want to rule out but a flu swab isn't going to be the test to do it. ...Read more

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Is HPV a result of herpes infection?

Is HPV a result of herpes infection?

No: Hpv is human papilloma virus (there are many different strains). Some strains of hpv cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 viruses cause herpes infections, which usually are sores, such as sores on the genitals or sores on the lips. Herpes sores are painful clusters of tiny blisters, and they heal up only to return some time later. ...Read more

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What risk factors might predispose me to ear infections?

What risk factors might predispose me to ear infections?

Rarely food: The idea that 94% of ear infections in children are caused by food intolerances or allergies is not proven by any scientifically valid research.Is this possible--yes. Common---no. ...Read more

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What external factors improve/affect recovery from infection?

Infection: Diet, weather, comfortable rest, TLC from loved ones may all be of some benefit. Hope you get over this soon. ...Read more

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What factors make a person more susceptible to fungus infections?

What factors make a person more susceptible to fungus infections?

Immune dysfunction: Neutrophils, one of our body's predominant infection fighting white blood cells, are primarily responsible for fighting fungal infections. Anything that affects neutrophil function or production, be it genetics, leukemia, chemo or other immunosuppression, or just diabetes, can make you more susceptible to fungal infections. Also, advanced hiv/aids patients are very susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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The test result of uwbc was 2-4 hpf is that means I have an infection?

Instructions: No , one this result may means nothing. To have professional answer need full information. ...Read more

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Infections as a result of a deep but small puncture wound should be treated how?

Infections as a result of a deep but small puncture wound should be treated how?

Aggressively: At the very least your tetanus status should be up to date. Additional treatment varies depending on the degree of contamination. Deep and dirty wounds will require antibiotics as well as a possible incision and drainage procedure. X-rays or imaging may also be warranted after a thorough physical examination for possible neurovascular injury. ...Read more

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Risk factors for central line-associated bloodstream infections in the era of best practice.?

# of times used: Central lines, like any catheter, should be protected from unnecessary manipulation. We know that the more frequently the catheter is manipulated or "accessed", the more likely an infection will occur in the blood stream. Other causes include obvious breaks in technique and failure to use sterile technique with dressing changes. ...Read more