Published in Pharma Law Weekly, September 6th, 2005
"Nosocomial diarrhea, defined as diarrhea occurring more than 72 hours after hospital admission, is reported to account for <1% of endemic nosocomial infections and 17% of epidemic nosocomial infections.
"The yield of diagnoses from stool cultures in nosocomial diarrhea is low, and information regarding the rote of parasites is limited," said investigators in Turkey.
"We conducted a study to determine the responsible bacterial and parasitological pathogens from nosocomial diarrhea cases in our 2000-bed tertiary care facility over a 16-month period.
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