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Clinical Risk Factors for Nosocomial Infection Caused by Acinetobacter baumannii among Iraqi Patients suffering from differing burns

Author: Zahraa Falah Azeez , Wathiq Abbas Hatite Al-Daraghi
Journal: Iraqi Journal of Biotechnology المجلة العراقية للتقانات الحياتية ISSN: 18154794 Year: 2018 Volume: 17 Issue: 3 Pages: 61-66
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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This study aimed to evaluate risk factors and the role of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in mortality due to burns since morbidity and mortality rates are considerably high. A total of 204 patients hospitalized in Burn Care Unit at Al-Diwanyia Teaching Hospitial, The Burn Specialist Hospital between January 2017 and February 2018 were reviewed retrospectively. Logistic regression analysis was used in order to predict the risk. RESULTS: From the collected notes, a total of 289 bacterial colonies were isolated of these patients and from them 22 isolates were identified as A. baumannii. Mortality rates were as follows: 10.5% in general, 4.9% for fewer than 17 years of age, and 5.6 % for between 18-64 years of age.

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