A RETROSPECTIVE EVALUATION OF THE INCIDENCE AND RISK FACTORS OF NOSOCOMIAL DIARRHEA IN CRITICALLY ILL ADULT PATIENTS


Ozgur M., KELEBEK GİRGİN N. , Akalin H. , İŞÇİMEN R. , Sinirtas M. , KAHVECİ F. Ş.

ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA, vol.32, no.3, pp.741-746, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.19193/0393-6384_2016_3_83
  • Title of Journal : ACTA MEDICA MEDITERRANEA
  • Page Numbers: pp.741-746

Abstract

Introduction: Diarrhea is a commonly encountered complication in critically ill patients. It causes fluid and electrolyte loss, increases the workload of nurses, and prolongs the duration of hospitalization. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors associated with nosocomial diarrhea in adult patients treated in intensive care unit (ICU).