Hospital-acquired infections in critically ill patients with cancer Review


Authors: Battaglia, C. C.; Hale, K.
Review Title: Hospital-acquired infections in critically ill patients with cancer
Abstract: 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. © The Author(s) 2018.
Keywords: clostridium difficile infection; critical illness; adverse events; cancer; catheter-associated urinary tract infection; central line-associated bloodstream infection; hospital-acquired infection; ventilator-associated event
Journal Title: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Volume: 34
Issue: 7
ISSN: 0885-0666
Publisher: Sage Publications  
Date Published: 2019-07-01
Start Page: 523
End Page: 536
Language: English
DOI: 10.1177/0885066618788019
PUBMED: 30012057
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Review -- Export Date: 1 July 2019 -- Source: Scopus
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