• Long-term sustainability of zero central-line associated bloodstream infections is possible with high compliance with care bundle elements 

      Hakko, E.; Guvenc, S.; Karaman, I.; Cakmak, A.; Erdem, T.; Cakmakci, M. (‎2015)‎
      Central-line-associated bloodstream infection (‎CLABSI)‎ is one of the most important problems in intensive care units (‎ICUs)‎ worldwide. A bundle of CLABSI care measures was introduced at a 13-bed medical/surgical ICU in Kocaeli, Turkey in January 2010. Compliance rates with the bundle were measured at the beginning of the third quarter of 2010 until June 2013 and compared with CLABSI rates. During the post-intervention period, of 2196 ICU patients, 732 lines placed for 4366 line-days were monitored. Feedback to staff reinforced a culture of patient ...
    • Multidrug-resistant bacteria among patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia in an emergency intensive care unit, Egypt 

      Azzab, Magda M.; El Sokkary, Rehab H.; Tawfeek, Mohamed M.; Gebriel, Manar G. (‎2016-12)‎
      Ventilator-associated pneumonia [‎VAP]‎ is the most common hospital-acquired infection among mechanically ventilated patients. Our objectives were to determine the incidence of VAP, isolate multidrug-resistant bacteria, identify the most prevalent resistant strains and identify their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. The VAP rate was calculated. The isolated microbes were identified and tested for antibiotic susceptibilities. The minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined of imipenem, meropenem and ertapenem for Klebsiella isolates. Klebsiella ...
    • Phenotypic characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from intensive care units at a tertiary-care hospital in Egypt 

      Nageeb, W.; Kamel, M.; Zakaria, S.; Metwally, L. (‎2014)‎
      Multi-drug resistant [‎MDR]‎strains of Acinetobacter baumannii are responsible for an increasing number of opportunistic infections in hospitals.This study determined the prevalence of MDR A.baumannii isolates from intensive care units in a large tertiary-care hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, and the occurrence of different beta-lactamases in these isolates.Biotyping and antimicrobial susceptibility profile was done for isolated strains.Respiratory, urine, burn wound and blood specimens were collected from 350 patients admitted to different units; 10 ...