Nosocomial infections among COVID-19 patients: an analysis of intensive care unit surveillance data

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Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2021 Aug 12;10(1):119. doi: 10.1186/s13756-021-00988-7.


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.

PMID:34384493 | DOI:10.1186/s13756-021-00988-7

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