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COVID-19 increased the risk of ICU-acquired bloodstream infections: a case-cohort study from the multicentric OUTCOMEREA network.

Buetti N, Ruckly S, de Montmollin E, et al. Intensive Care Med. 2021;47(2):180-187.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes in infection prevention and control practices and increased the risk for some healthcare-acquired infections. In this prospective matched case-cohort study, researchers found that after 7 days in the intensive care unit (ICU), the risk of ICU-acquired blood stream infections was higher among patients with COVID-19 compared to other critically ill patients.