Patterns of infections in older patients acutely admitted to medical wards: data from the REPOSI register

Ligia Juliana Dominguez Rodriguez, Francesco Antonio Salzano, Mario Barbagallo, Pietro Mazzola, Giuseppe Montalto, Accursio Gennaro, Adriano Tedeschi, Alessandra Gabrielli, Davide Nicola Girelli, Filippo Alessandro Montalto, Floriana Cocita, Gilberto Nobili, Giulio Vannini, Laura Sofia, Lidia Plances, Marco Mancarella, Maria Daniela Maira, Maria Santina Piro, Riccardo Castello, Valentina MalerbaValeria Alessia Bonfanti, Vincenza Beneduce, Vita Maria Novelli

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In older adults infections are among the leading causes ofemergency department visits, hospitalization, morbidityand mortality [1–3]. Infections also occur as adverse eventsduring hospitalization, as highlighted by the large use ofantibiotics in this setting, resulting in an increase of hospitalizationlength and mortality rate [4–6]. There is a paucityof studies, especially in European countries, that did offera general pattern on all the types of infections occurringin acutely hospitalized older patients, being the literaturemainly focused on single type of infections (i.e. pneumoniaand urinary tract infections). To fill this gap of knowledge,we chose to observe and describe the prevalence and typesof infections in a large cohort of older hospitalized patientsin the frame of REPOSI (REgistro POliterapie SIMI) register.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1347-1352
Number of pages6
JournalInternal and Emergency Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

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