The prevalence and diagnostic criteria of health-care associated infections in neonatal intensive care units in Turkey: A multicenter point- prevalence study.

Bedir Demirdağ T., Koç E., Tezer H., Oğuz S., Satar M., Sağlam Ö., ...More

Pediatrics and neonatology, vol.62, pp.208-217, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pedneo.2021.01.001
  • Title of Journal : Pediatrics and neonatology
  • Page Numbers: pp.208-217
  • Keywords: health-care associated infection, neonate, point prevalence, surveillance, BLOOD-STREAM INFECTIONS, NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS, ACQUIRED INFECTIONS, RISK-FACTORS, SURVEILLANCE, PREVENTION, STRATEGIES


Background: Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in the neonatal period cause substantial morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs. Our purpose was to determine the prevalence of HAIs, antimicrobial susceptibility of causative agents, and the adaptivity of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) criteria in neonatal HAI diagnosis.