Faouzia Mahjoubi

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We report a nosocomial outbreak of urinary tract infection caused by Myroides odoratimimus, previously called Flavobacterium odoratum, in the urology unit of a Tunisian hospital. From May to November 2010, seven isolates of M. odoratimimus were recovered from urine. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis clearly differentiated these isolates into two possibly(More)
Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), particularly CTX-M- type ESBLs, are among the most important resistance determinants spreading worldwide in Enterobacteriaceae. The aim of this study was to characterize a collection of 163 ESBL-producing Escherichia coli collected in Tunisia, their ESBL-encoding plasmids and plasmid associated addiction systems. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictive value of pericatheter skin cultures in detecting catheter-related infections in critically-ill patients. STUDY DESIGN Prospective study. PATIENTS AND METHODS Over a 5 months period (from August 1(st) 2001 to December 31 2001), 500 patients were hospitalised, and 108 central venous catheters were prospectively(More)
Antimicrobial susceptibility and frequency of occurrence of clinical blood isolates in Sfax-Tunisia (1993-1998). The choice of antimicrobial therapy for the treatment of bacteremia is often empirical and based on the knowledge of susceptibility profiles of the most common bacteria causing such infections. This study determines the bacterial etiology of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate two nosocomial outbreaks due to Salmonella Livingstone in a pediatric ward in Sfax hospital using molecular typing techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS We included 84 strains of S. Livingstone isolated from patients hospitalized in a pediatric ward between November 1999 through August 2002 in addition to one(More)
E. coli is the most frequently isolate species in community as well as in nosocomial acquired urinary tract infections (UTI). Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), is commonly used as empiric treatment for managing uncomplicated UTI whereas the rate of resistance to amoxicilline is increasing. A multicentric retrospective study was conducted from January(More)
OBJECTIVES The authors wanted to assess the prevalence and to monitor the trends of resistance to broad-spectrum cephalosporins among various species of enterobacteria in the region of Sfax (Tunisia). METHODS A retrospective study was carried out in the microbiology laboratory at the Habib-Bourguiba Teaching Hospital in Sfax. Data concerning a seven-year(More)
Haemophilus influenzae, a commensal bacteria, is frequently incriminated in broncho--pulmonary surinfections and severe diseases as meningitis, pneumonia and septic arthritis, particularly in young children. A multicenter study was conducted to establish the epidemiological profile of Haemophilus influenzae diseases, to determine the rate of antibiotics(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of contamination, the sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of cultures done with blood drawn through a central venous catheter or peripheral venipuncture. DESIGN Prospective cohort study of critical ill medical surgical intensive care patients in whom samples for paired culture were drawn through a central(More)