Hospital-Acquired Infections in Critically Ill Patients With Cancer.
J Intensive Care Med. 2018 Jan 01;:885066618788019
Authors: Battaglia CC, Hale K
Hospital-acquired infections are a common and costly problem facing critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Critically ill patients with cancer are a particularly vulnerable subpopulation who possesses additional, nonmodifiable risk factors for developing these infections and, in many cases, are at increased risk of death as a result. This review will describe the most common nosocomial infections patients with cancer acquire while in the ICU: ventilator-associated events, central line-associated bloodstream infection, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and Clostridium difficile infection.
PMID: 30012057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]