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

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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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