Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Research



Mortality rate associated with hospital acquired infections among burn patients

Saima Aslam Bharwana, Mujahid Farid, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Nadeem, Muhammad Waqas Haider, Hafiz Muhammad Tauqeer, Rasahm Sallah-Ud-Din, Rehan Ahmad.

Abstract
Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are the major contributors of mortality associated with burn injuries. The aim of this research was to document the antecedents affiliated with major burn injuries, hospitalization and mortality in burn patients. We performed a single center prospective study of patients admitted during 3 months period (April-June 2014) in burn wards of government hospital. There were 100 patients in this investigation which were observed weekly. The inclusion criterion was based on the shifting of patients from emergency to the wards after initial treatment of more than 24 h. Variables included were age and gender of the patient, the percent total body surface area (%TBSA) burn, the cause of the burn. Mean age of patients was 30.29 years. More females (55.67%) were admitted than males (44.32%). The total body surface area (%TBSA) burnt were from 15%- 95% respectively moreover children were more sensitive to hospital acquired infections (HAIs) and mortality rate was 34% in children with mean age of 5 years and disability of body parts were 42% among 75% were females. Whereas the most common (HAIs) were primary blood stream (PBS) with mean value of 30.50, wound infections (WIS) were at second prevalence with mean value of 27.50, followed by sepsis (S) and pneumonia (P) 10.33, eye infections (EIs) 4.833 and urinary tract infections (UTIs) 2.667. Factors significantly (p-value= 0.000) associated with increased duration of hospitalization caught HAIs mortality include the age and gender of the patient, the cause of burn, inhalation injury, the region affected and %TBSA burnt. It concluded that the mortality was very much dependent on age and gender of the patient, burn causes, affected area as well as %TBSA burnt are considerable factors in determining the relationship of HAIs and whether the patients will survive or knuckle to injuries. Better compliance techniques, stricter control over disinfection and sterilization practices and usage of broad spectrum antibiotics, and reduction of the environmental contamination are required to reduce the HAIs rates among burn patients.

Key words: Burn, Hospital-acquired infection, Injury, Mortality, Patient



Similar Articles

The anatomical, electrophysiological and histological observations of muscle contraction units in rabbits: a new perspective on nerve injury and regeneration.
Xu TM, Chen B, Jin ZX, Yin XF, Zhang PX, Jiang BG
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 228-232

Inhibition of LncRNA Vof-16 expression promotes nerve regeneration and functional recovery after spinal cord injury.
Zhang XM, Zeng LN, Yang WY, Ding L, Chen KZ, Fu WJ, Zeng SQ, Liang YR, Chen GH, Wu HF
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 217-227

Exosomes derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells protect the injured spinal cord by inhibiting pericyte pyroptosis.
Zhou Y, Wen LL, Li YF, Wu KM, Duan RR, Yao YB, Jing LJ, Gong Z, Teng JF, Jia YJ
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 194-202

Neuroprotective effects of Alda-1 mitigate spinal cord injury in mice: involvement of Alda-1-induced ALDH2 activation-mediated suppression of reactive aldehyde mechanisms.
Khan M, Qiao F, Kumar P, Touhidul Islam SM, Singh AK, Won J, Singh I
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 185-193

Neat1 decreases neuronal apoptosis after oxygen and glucose deprivation.
Chai WN, Wu YF, Wu ZM, Xie YF, Shi QH, Dan W, Zhan Y, Zhong JJ, Tang W, Sun XC, Jiang L
Neural regeneration research. 2022; 17(1): 163-169


Full-text options


Add your Article(s) to Indexes
• CiteIndex: Articles & Statistics







Advertisement
American Journal of Diagnostic Imaging

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW




ScopeMed.com
CiteIndex.org
CancerLine
FoodsLine
PhytoMedline
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.