Elevated Nosocomial Infection Rates in Patients with COVID-19 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
JBSA-Ft. Sam Houston San Antonio United States
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A retrospective cohort compared nosocomial infections for patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ECMO for influenza or COVID-19. COVID-19 was associated with more infections per 1000 patient days 37.3 vs. 17.7, p0.04 and infections earlier in patients ECMO course median IQR 5 days 3-7 vs. 16 10-21, p0.03 compared to influenza.
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