Haifaa Hassan Al-Mousa

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We report the results of an International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) surveillance study from January 2007-December 2012 in 503 intensive care units (ICUs) in Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe. During the 6-year study using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to describe the pattern of nosocomial infections in an adult medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A 2-year prospective cohort study of nosocomial infection surveillance in a 15-bed adult combined medical and surgical ICU of Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait, was carried out. Data were collected between January 2004(More)
OBJECTIVE The study aimed at determining the prevalence of incident occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) among healthcare personnel (HCP) during 2010 and at evaluating the factors associated with these incidents. SUBJECTS AND METHODS An epidemiological, retrospective, record-based study was conducted. All(More)
BACKGROUND To report the results of the International Infection Control Consortium (INICC) study conducted in Kuwait from November 2013-March 2015. METHODS A device-associated health care-acquired infection (DA-HAI) prospective surveillance study in 7 adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units (ICUs) using the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and(More)
BACKGROUND Embedding dialysis surveillance scheme is associated with reductions in blood stream infection and antimicrobial consumption .The aim of this study was to establish baseline dialysis events (DE) rates; hospitalization, intravenous (IV) antibiotics start or a positive blood culture stratified by vascular access category and comparisons to(More)
INTRODUCTION Healthcare improvement has allowed increasingly aggressive management in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for hematology-oncology patients. These intensified treatments have been associated with severe neutropenia which has been identified as the most important risk factor for infectious complications in patients with neoplastic(More)
Background and Objectives. Surgical site infection (SSI) is the most common postoperative complication associated with breast cancer surgery. The present investigation aimed to determine the SSI rate after breast cancer surgeries and the causative microorganisms. Patients and Methods. All patients who underwent breast surgery in Kuwait Cancer Control Center(More)
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