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|Title:||The epidemiology of bacteriuria and candiduria in critically ill patients.|
|Authors:||Aubron, C;Suzuki, Satoshi;Glassford, Neil J;Garcia-Alvarez, Mercedes;Howden, Benjamin P;Bellomo, Rinaldo|
|Affiliation:||The Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine,Monash University,Melbourne, Victoria,Australia.|
The Department of Intensive Care Unit,The Austin Hospital,Heidelberg, Victoria, Melbourne,Australia.
The Microbiology Service,The Austin Hospital,Heidelberg, Victoria, Melbourne,Australia.
|Citation:||Epidemiology and Infection 2014; 143(3): 653-62|
|Abstract:||An observational study was conducted to describe the epidemiology of bacteriuria and candiduria in the intensive care unit (ICU), and the occurrence of blood stream infection (BSI) associated with ICU-acquired positive urine culture. Between 2006 and 2011, 444 episodes of either bacteriuria or candiduria defined by positive urine culture (microorganisms ⩾105 c.f.u./ml) occurred in 406 patients. Three hundred and seventy-seven (85%) were hospital-acquired including 221 which were ICU-acquired (6·4 ± 0·8 episodes/1000 ICU days). Escherichia coli was the most common bacteria of both community- and ICU-acquired bacteriuria/candiduria (49·2% and 29%, respectively). Candida spp. represented 55% (129/236) of pathogens responsible for ICU-acquired positive urine cultures. Patients with ICU-acquired candiduria had greater illness severity at ICU admission than those with ICU-acquired bacteriuria (APACHE III score 79 ± 25 vs. 66 ± 31, P = 0·0015). BSI associated with ICU-acquired positive urine culture occurred in 0·15/1000 ICU days and was more often due to Candida. In this study, Candida was the most common pathogen responsible for ICU-acquired positive urine cultures and illness severity was a risk factor for candiduria in the study population.|
|Internal ID Number:||24762978|
critically ill patients
positive urine culture
urinary tract infections
Bacteria.classification.isolation & purification
Candida.isolation & purification
Intensive Care Units
Severity of Illness Index
Urinary Tract Infections.complications.epidemiology.microbiology
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