Introduction: Intrahospital infections in surgical wards pose a significant problem, particularly in patients with impaired natural defense potential. They significantly complicate and increase the cost of basic treatment of the patient and sometimes leave permanent damage. Active control of their appearance is of paramount importance in their prevention. Goal: By this study we try to determine the frequency of individual agents, their anatomical and gender distribution at the Clinic of Surgery, University Clinical Centre Tuzla in 2005.v Results: Our study showed that gram negative bacteria were more common trigger of IHI (76.37%), and especially the urinary and respiratory tract and surgical wounds infections. We also showed that men from older age groups are more likely to have IHI. Conclusion: Active surveillance and tracing for agents, especially in high-risk groups of patients is the best method of prevention of IHI occurrence.
[Med Arch 2011; 65(5.000): 300-303]
intrahospital infections, anatomical distribution, age distribution, gender distribution, Clinic of Surgery University Clinical Center Tuzla