The Official Journal of the Turkish Society Of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (KLİMİK)

Hospital-acquired Infection

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Original Article / VOLUME 5, ISSUE 3, SEPTEMBER 2023

Comparison of 28-Day Mortality Between Hospital- and Community-Acquired Influenza Patients

Hüseyin Bilgin and others

Hospital-acquired respiratory viral infections are associated with increased mortality and morbidity and prolonged hospital stays (1). Hospital-acquired influenza (HAI) accounts for 10-15% of these infections (2-4). Previous studies reported the proportion of HAI to influenza-diagnosed patients admitted to the hospital between 4%-25% (5-8). A systematic review showed that the average proportion of HAI among all hospitalized (...) Read More

Original Article / VOLUME 2, ISSUE 3, DECEMBER 2020

Effectiveness of Surgical Prophylaxis Where the Antibiotic Resistance is High

Mehtap Aydın and others

Surgical site infections (SSI) are defined as infections that occur up to 30 days or one year after surgery in patients with implants, affecting the incision or deep tissue at the surgery site. They account for 20% of all healthcare-associated infections (HAI) in hospitalized patients. Patients with SSI are hospitalised additionally 7-11 days postoperatively. Read More