Bloodstream infections and inpatient length of stay among pediatric cancer patients with febrile neutropenia in Mexico City.

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Bloodstream infections and inpatient length of stay among pediatric cancer patients with febrile neutropenia in Mexico City.

Am J Infect Control. 2014 Nov;42(11):1235-7

Authors: Avilés-Robles M, Ojha RP, González M, Ojeda-Diezbarroso K, Dorantes-Acosta E, Jackson BE, Johnson KM, Caniza MA

Abstract
We assessed the association between bloodstream infections (BSIs) and inpatient length of stay among pediatric cancer patients with febrile neutropenia in Mexico City. The estimated length of stay for BSIs was 19 days, which corresponded with a 100% (95% confidence limits, 60%-160%) relative increase in the length of stay compared with patients for whom no pathogen was identified. Feasible options for reducing the length of stay should be considered to alleviate patient and resource burden.

PMID: 25234044 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]