• Risk Factors for Healthcare-Associated Infections After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery*

    6 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    Healthcare-associated infections after pediatric cardiac surgery are significant causes of morbidity and mortality. We aimed to identify the risk factors for the occurrence of healthcare-associated infections after pediatric cardiac surgery.
    Design:
    Retrospective, single-center observational study.
    Setting:
    PICU at a tertiary children's hospital.
    Patients:
    Consecutive pediatric patients less than or equal to 18 years old admitted to the PICU after cardiac surgery, between January 2013 and December 2015.
    Interventions:
    None.
    Measurements and Main Results:
    All the data were...
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