Accession Number : ADA629397


Title :   Central Nervous System Infections in Patients with Severe Burns


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Calvano, Tatjana P ; Hospenthal, Duane R ; Renz, Evan M ; Wolf, Steven E ; Murray, Clinton K


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA629397


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : Background: Central Nervous System (CNS) infections develop in 3% of neurosurgical ICU patients and 0.4 2% of al patients hospitalized with head trauma. CNS infection incidence in burn patients is unknown and this study sets out to identify the incidence and risk factors associated with CNS infections. Methods: A retrospective electronic hart review was performed from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2008 evaluating inpatient medical records along with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) microbiological results for the presence of CNS infection. The presence of facial and head injuries and burns, along with intracranial interventions were reviewed for association with CNS infections.


Descriptors :   *BURNS(INJURIES) , *CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM , *INFECTIOUS DISEASES , CEREBROSPINAL FLUID , DEMOGRAPHY , EMERGENCY MEDICINE , FACE(ANATOMY) , HEAD(ANATOMY) , HOSPITALIZATIONS , MENINGITIS , MICROBIOLOGY , NEUROLOGY , PATIENTS , RECORDS , REPRINTS , RISK ANALYSIS , SURGERY , TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE