Objectives: The incidence of Acinetobacter baumannii pathogen is high especially among patients hospitalized in intensive care units. The objective of this study was to investigate risk factors affecting mortality in patients hospitalized in the intensive care units due to various reasons in whom AB infection was detected. Methods: A total of 28 patients hospitalized in the intensive care units of our hospital who have AB infection detected with culture tests were included in the study. Patients’ demographic data such as age and gender, admission diagnosis, duration of hospitalization, and infection types and comorbidities were obtained from the hospital records. Results: Of all patients, 39.3% were female and 60.7% were male. The mean duration of hospitalization was found as 57.9±48.0 days. We found that previous antibiotic use, the need for mechanical aspiration, advanced age, the use of a nasogastric catheter and isolation of AB pathogen from tracheal aspirate were the risk factors for mortality from AB infection. Conclusion: Given the high prevalence of this pathogen especially in intensive care units and its resistance against multidrug antibiotics, we believe that further studies should be continuously conducted studies on this pathogen will provide contribution to the development of new treatment strategies and antibiotics. Keywords: Acinetobacter baumannii, nosocomial infection, antibiotic resistance, mortality
Corresponding Author: TASDOGAN A.