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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 4, Issue 3, 2012 pp 141-145

Research Article

Risk Factors for Nosocomial Sepsis in NICU

Sunil S. Holikar1*, Kiran B. Bhaisare2, L. S. Deshmukh3

{1,2Dept. of Pediatrics,3Professor & HOD} Govt.Medical College, Aurangabad (MS) INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Nosocomial infection is defined as an infection occurring at any site, which was acquired during a hospitalization and results from inoculation with an organism that was not present or incubating in a patient at the time of admission. Patients with sepsis requiring mechanical ventilation in form of bag and tube, endotracheal tube tip culture was sent, angiocath tip culture were also done . The study was conducted to evaluate risk factors for nosocomial sepsis in neonates admitted in NICU. Total 1580 neonates were admitted during the study period. Out of these 223 met the inclusion and exclusion criteria and either of their parents gave consent to participate in the study. Seven neonates were lost during follow up. Fifty neonates of nosocomial infection died during the study period.