Background and objectives: Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) pose a significant challenge, impacting patient safety and treatment effectiveness. This retrospective study investigates the correlation between pre-operative hospital stays and HCAIs in ICU cardiac surgery patients. Materials and methods: Medical records of 35 patients who died post-cardiac surgery in the ICU were analyzed, focusing on the duration of pre-operative hospitalization. Results: Prolonged pre-operative stays strongly correlate (r ¼ 0.993) with increased HCAIs, indicating a critical risk factor. Conclusions: The duration of pre-operative hospital stays is pivotal in HCAI risk. Prospective multicenter studies are needed for validation, which is crucial for enhancing patient safety and treatment efficacy

Analyzing Pre-operative Hospital Stay and Incidence of Hospital Acquired Infection: A Retrospective Study

Costantino, Maria;Piazza, Ornella;Coscioni, Enrico;Longanella, Walter;Caro, Francesco De
2024-01-01

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Background and objectives: Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) pose a significant challenge, impacting patient safety and treatment effectiveness. This retrospective study investigates the correlation between pre-operative hospital stays and HCAIs in ICU cardiac surgery patients. Materials and methods: Medical records of 35 patients who died post-cardiac surgery in the ICU were analyzed, focusing on the duration of pre-operative hospitalization. Results: Prolonged pre-operative stays strongly correlate (r ¼ 0.993) with increased HCAIs, indicating a critical risk factor. Conclusions: The duration of pre-operative hospital stays is pivotal in HCAI risk. Prospective multicenter studies are needed for validation, which is crucial for enhancing patient safety and treatment efficacy
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