Microorganism Changes on the Ocular Surface of ICU Patients under Mechanical Ventilation

  • Mohammadreza Mokhtaree
Keywords: Microorganism, Eye, Intensive Care Unit


Introduction: Eye infectious is one of the most dangerous infections in hospitalized patients especially intensive care unit. The aim of this study was investigate the changes in microbial of eye surface of the patients hospitalized in the intensive care unit of Rafsanjan Ali-ibn Abitalib hospital (AS) hospital.
Methods: All patients admitted to the intensive care unit in the first six months of 2015 were studied. At admission and then every 7 days a sampling of ocular surface patients with culture processes, microorganisms were identified. Data analyzed by SPSS-16 using Friedman test.
Results: During this time, 60 patients with a mean age of 26 years were studied. 45 patients had positive bacterial culture on admission. Klebsiella, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas and E-coli were observed in culture, and their changes were statistically significant.
Conclusion: Eye infections in ICU patients is Serious and health care processes must be changes fundamentally to prevent infection

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