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A System for Monitoring Nosocomial Infections

  • E. Lamma
  • M. Manservigi
  • P. Mello
  • S. Storari1
  • F. Riguzzi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1933)

Abstract

In this work, we describe a project, jointly started by DEIS University of Bologna and Dianoema S.p.A., in order to build a system which is able to monitor nosocomial infections. To this purpose, the system computes various statistics that are based on the count of patient infections over a period of time. The precise count of patient infections needs a precise definition of bacterial strains that is found by applying clustering to data on past infections. Moreover, the system is able to identify critical situations for a single patient (e.g., unexpected antibiotic resistance of a bacterium) or for hospital units (e.g., contagion events) and alarm the microbiologist.

Keywords

Nosocomial Infection Resistance Level Resistant Bacterium Contagion Event Hospital Unit 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lamma
    • 1
  • M. Manservigi
    • 2
  • P. Mello
    • 1
  • S. Storari1
    • 1
  • F. Riguzzi
    • 3
  1. 1.D.E.I.S.Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.DIANOEMA S.p.A.BolognaItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di IngegneriaUniversità di FerraraFerraraItaly

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