Nosocomial infections within the first month of solid organ transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Infections remain a common complication of solid organ transplantation. Early postoperative infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. Although significant effort has been made to understand the epidemiology and risk factors for early nosocomial infections in other surgical populations, data in SOT recipients are limited. A literature review was performed to summarize the current understanding of pneumonia, urinary tract infection, surgical-site infection, bloodstream infection, and Clostridium difficult colitis, occurring within the first 30 days after transplantation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dorschner, P; McElroy, LM; Ison, MG

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 171 - 187

PubMed ID

  • 24661423

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1399-3062

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/tid.12203


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark