The incidence of pyoseptic infections in newborns, puerperas, and patients from surgical hospitals in the Nizhny Novgorod Region in 2014-2015 and measures for its prevention

Nikiforov V.A., Kryazhev D.V., Knyagina O.N., Krasnogorskaya S.E.

1Academician I.N. Blokhina Nizhny Novgorod Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare; 2Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare for the Nizhny Novgorod Region
Objective. To carry out an epidemiological analysis of the incidence of pyoseptic infections (PSIs) in the hospitals of Nizhny Novgorod and its region.
Materials and methods. The data available in the 2014–2015 governmental reports «On the sanitary and epidemic wellbeing of the population in the Nizhny Novgorod Region» were analyzed.
Results. Nosocomial infections (NIs) were registered in 308 cases in the maternity hospitals of the Nizhny Novgorod Region; in 179 cases (including 95 neonatal PSI cases) in the children’s hospitals and departments, and in 413 cases in surgical hospitals and departments. The incidence rate of neonatal PSIs was 7.5 per 1,000 live births in the maternity hospitals and 5.0 per 1,000 live births in the obstetric departments. That of NIs was 12.0 per 1,000 live births. The proportion of bacteriologically confirmed neonatal PSIs was 95.5%.
Conclusion. This study allows one to formulate some risk factors for hospital epidemic ill-being and, as a result, the emergence of PSI cases.


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