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Parenteral nutrition is one of the most significant risk factors for nosocomial infections in a pediatric cardiac intensive car

Yang et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, FFM, Protein

Publication Year : 2020

Country : China

Journal : Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Background: Nosocomial infections (NIs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality and increased healthcare costs. We aimed to assess the NI epidemiology and associated risk factors in a pediatric cardiac intensive care unit (PCICU). Materials and Methods: Prospective observational study on 1106 patients admitted to a PCICU from January 1, 2012, to October 31, 2013. NIs were defined and recorded weekly by a multidisciplinary team. Independent risk factors for NIs were assessed by logistic regression …
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