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Effects of candiduria-candidemia infections on mortality and morbidity in the ICU and the risk factors of these infections
Critical Carevolume 10, Article number: P141 (2006)
Yeast infections have increasing importance among ICU infections. Candida species have been raised to the fourth most frequently seen ICU infections. Among Candida species, Candida albicans is the most frequently seen yeast infection. We aimed to investigate the candidemia-candiduria ratio, their risk factors, and their mortality and morbidity in ICU patients.
Intensive care medical records of 935 patients who attended an ICU between 2002 and 2005 were analyzed retrospectively. The risk factors, mortality and morbidity of candiduria-candidemia infections were assessed.
We found high mortality and morbidity in Candida infections, and there was a relationship between high APACHE II scores, long ICU stay, long mechanical ventilator time, numbers of antibiotics, TPN application, and days of invasive catheter use.