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Revista Información Científica

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HERNANDEZ FAURE, Carlos et al. Infections associated with health care at the Hospital Santiago de Jinotepe, Nicaragua. Rev. inf. cient. [online]. 2018, vol.97, n.4, pp.755-765. ISSN 1028-9933.


intrahospital infections are complications in which several risk factors are combined, which can be susceptible to prevention and control.


to characterize the infections associated with health care at Santiago de Jinotepe Regional Hospital in Carazo, Nicaragua during the period January to December 2016.


a descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out. The universe was constituted by the 153 infections reported in this hospital. The variables studied were age group, sex, hospitalization service and type of infection. The results were organized in frequency tables, the variables were expressed in numbers and percentages.


the infection rate was 1.02 per 100 discharges. The female patients reported the highest number of infections with 115 (75%), the ages of greatest incidence were those included in the groups 15-30 years and 31-45 years with 66 (43%) and 30 (20%) respectively. 77.1% of the infections were identified in the surgical services. According to type of infection, sepsis of surgical wounds with 76 cases (50%) followed by septic episiorrhaphies with 35 and the 23% occupied the top.


the infection rate is lower than the world average. Three quarters of the affected patients were women. Surgical services exhibited the highest number of septic cases and infections of surgical wounds were the most frequent.

Palabras clave : infections; health care; rate.

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