Nosocomial infections within the first month of solid organ transplantation

P. Dorschner, L. M. McElroy, M. G. Ison*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Infections remain a common complication of solid organ transplantation. Early postoperative infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Although significant effort has been made to understand the epidemiology and risk factors for early nosocomial infections in other surgical populations, data in SOT recipients are limited. A literature review was performed to summarize the current understanding of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, surgical-site infection, bloodstream infection, and Clostridium difficult colitis, occurring within the first 30 days after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-187
Number of pages17
JournalTransplant Infectious Disease
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • C. difficile colitis
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical site infection
  • Urinary tract infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Transplantation

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