Hospital Acquired Infections in COVID-19 patients in sub intensive care unit

Main Article Content

Silvana Castaldi
Ester Luconi
Giuseppe Marano
Francesco Auxilia
Anna Maraschini
Patrizia Bono
Riccardo Ungaro
Alessandra Bandera
Patrizia Boracchi
Elia Biganzoli


Key Words Covid 19 Hospital Acquired Infection Subintensive Unit


The aim of this study is to assess the association among species of bacteria and to identify the presence of clusters of patients in sub intensive care unit with different profiles of infection, and to study the relationship between such profiles and patient demographics (gender, age), kind of investigations and  material used to detect the infection. The findings need to analyse a bigger amount of data in the same setting to make evident that it is constant the infection only with Escherichia coli and Staphylocossus epidemidis and a third case in which more bacteria are inlvolved.





Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...
Abstract 60 | PDF Downloads 24


1 – (last view 27.7.2020)
2- Rivieccio BA, Luconi E, Boracchi P, Pariani E, Romanò L, Salini S, Castaldi S, Biganzoli E, Galli M. Heterogeneity of COVID-19 outbreak in Italy. Acta Biomed 2020; Vol. 91, N. 2: 31-34 DOI: 10.23750/abm.v91i2.9579
3 – Auxilia F, Maraschini A, Bono P, Ungaro R, Luconi E, Biganzoli E, Castaldi S. COVID-19: new scenario old problems. Acta Biomed 2020; Vol. 91, Suplement9:90-91 DOI: 10.23750/abm.v91i2-S.10119
4- Brownlee S, Chalkidou K, Doust J, et al. Evidence for overuse of medical services around the world. Lancet 2017;390:156-68
5- Castaldi S, Bevilacqua L, Arcari G, Cantù AP, Visconti U, Auxilia F. How appropriate is the use of rehabilitation facilities? Assessment by an evaluation tool based on the AEP protocol. Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene 2010;51(3):116-120
6- Brusaferro S, Arnoldo L, Finzi G et al. Board; Group. Hospital Hygiene and Infection Prevention and Control in Italy: state of the art and perspectives. Ann Ig. 2018 Sep-Oct;30(5 Supple 2):1-6. doi: 10.7416/ai.2018.2245 37.
7- Montagna MT, Mascipinto S, Pousis C, et al. Knowledge, experiences, and attitudes toward Mantoux test among medical and health professional students in Italy: a crosssectional study. Ann Ig. 2018 Sep-Oct;30(5 Supple 2):86-98. Doi: 10.7416/ai.2018.2253
8 - Mellace L, Consonni D, Jacchetti G, Del Medico M, Colombo R, Velati M, et al. Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile-associated disease in internal medicine wards in northern Italy. Intern Emerg Med 2013;8(8):717-723.
9 -Ardoino I, Zangirolami F, Iemmi D, Lanzoni M, Cargnelutti M, Biganzoli E, et al. Risk factors and epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii infections in a university hospital in Northern Italy: A case-control study. Am J Infect Control 2016;44(12):1600-1605.
10 - Capobussi M, Sabatino G, Donadini A, Tersalvi CA, Castaldi S. Control of scabies outbreaks in an Italian hospital: An information-centered management strategy. Am J Infect Control 2014;42(3):316-320.
11 - Prigitano A, Romanò L, Auxilia F, Castaldi S, Tortorano AM. Antibiotic resistance: Italian awareness survey 2016. J Infect Public Health 2018;11(1):30-34. IF 2,118 Q2
12 – Burriel MS, Keys M, Campillo-Artero C, Agodi A, Barchitta M, Gikas A, Palos C, Lopez-Casasnovas G. Impact of multi-drug resistant bacteria on economic and clinical outcomes of healthcare-associated infections in adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2020; 15(1): e0227139 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0227139
13 - Pasquarella, C., Veronesi, L., Napoli, C., Castaldi, S., Pasquarella, M.L., Saccani, E., Colucci, M.E., Auxilia, F., Galle, F., Di Onofrio, V., Tafuri, S., Signorelli, C., Liguori, G., 2014. What about be-haviours in swimming pools? Results of an Italian multicentre study. Microchem. J. 112, 190–
195. 09.024.
14 - Lebart, L., Morineau, A., & Piron, M. (1995). Statistique exploratoire multidimensionnelle (Vol. 3). Paris: Dunod
15 - Husson, F., Lê, S., & Pagès, J. (2017). Exploratory multivariate analysis by example using R. CRC press.).

Most read articles by the same author(s)