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Servatyari K, Hamzehpour H, Rasouli M. The Prevalence and Types of Burn Wound Infection in the Burn Ward of Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj in 2015: A Short Report. JRUMS. 2018; 16 (9) :883-890
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Student Research Committee, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran.
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Background and Objectives: According to the World Health Organization statistics, about 20 to 25% of patients admitted to the hospital are affected by different  types of nosocomial infections. Burn wound infections are the  major cause of mortality and morbidity in these patients. So, the aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and types of burn wound infection in burn ward of Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj in 2015.
Materials and Methods: In this cross- sectional study, all the 198 patients admitted to burn unit of Tohid hospital in Sanandaj city from April 2014 to March 2015 were studied. Variables such as age, sex, hospitalization time (season), burn percentage, location of burn ,and type of infection were studied. Chi-square test was used to analyze the data.
Results: Of all 198 patients, 53% (105 patients) were men. The average and standard deviation of the patients' age was 30.33± 3.82. 33 patients (16.7 %) were affected by nosocomial infection. The most prevalence of burn wound infection was occurred in autumn (23.3 %) and the highest microorganism produced infections (58%) was Staphylococcus aureus. There was a significant relationship between the burn percentage and the burn wound infections (P=0.011), so that the highest rate of infection was in the patients with the burns between 11 to 30%.
Conclusions: Due to the high prevalence of burn wound infections in the haspitalized patients at Sanandaj's Tohid hospital, compliance with control standards of infection in this unit seems to be nessesary.
Key words: Seasonal variation, Wound infection, Burn unit, Sanandaj
Funding: There was no funding for this study.
Conflict of Interest: None declared.
Etical approval: The Ethics Committee of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences approval the study.
How to cite this article: Servatyari K, Hamzehpour H, Rasouli MA. The Prevalence and Types of Burn Wound Infection in the Burn Ward of Tohid Hospital in Sanandaj in 2015: A Short Report. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2017; 16(9): 883-90. [Farsi]
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Environmental Health
Received: 2017/09/16 | Accepted: 2017/11/11 | Published: 2018/01/30

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