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Keywords:

  • Hospital-acquired (nosocomial) infection;
  • intensive care unit;
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa;
  • surveillance;
  • urinary tract infection

Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E13–E15

Abstract

Individual and ward risk factors for P. aeruginosa-induced urinary tract infection in the case of nosocomial urinary tract infection in the intensive care unit were determined with hierarchical (multilevel) logistic regression. The 2004–2006 prospective French national intensive care unit nosocomial infection surveillance dataset was used and 3252 patients with urinary tract infection were included; 16% were infected by P. aeruginosa. Individual risk factors were male sex, duration of stay, antibiotics at admission and transfer from another intensive care unit. Ward risk factors were patient turnover and incidence of P. aeruginosa-infected patients.