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BACKGROUND The efficiency of ribavirin for treatment of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is unknown. In the literature, prospective randomized studies investigating the efficacy of ribavirin are not found. OBJECTIVES To investigate the efficacy of ribavirin in treatment of patients with CCHF. STUDY DESIGN In this prospective randomized cohort(More)
P admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are those with severe underlying diseases, whose host defense mechanisms are impaired, and in whom invasive procedures are frequently performed. For that reason, infections in these units are 5-10 times greater than in other departments, and can have very severe consequences.1 Most infections in the ICU develop in(More)
Mechanical ventilation is a life-saving invasive procedure performed in intensive care units (ICUs) where critical patients are given advanced support. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of personnel training on the incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). The study, performed prospectively in the ICU, was planned in two periods.(More)
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