Jameela Alsalman

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Myocardial bridging of coronary arteries has been associated with myocardial infarction (MI), conduction disturbances, and sudden cardiac death. There are several reports on MI in association with myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Here we present a case report of acute MI associated with myocardial bridging of the left(More)
BACKGROUND Data estimating the rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critical patients in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are very limited. The aim of this study was to estimate VAP rates in GCC hospitals and to compare rates with published reports of the U.S. National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and International Nosocomial(More)
Results A total 368 VAP events were diagnosed during 6 years of surveillance covering 76,749 ventilator days and 134,994 patient-days. The overall VAP rate was 4.8 per 1000 ventilator days (95% CI ranged between 4.3 and 5.3) with an overall ventilator utilization of 0.57. The VAP rates showed a wide variability between different types of intensive care(More)
Methods The following steps were taken by the infection control team in A secondary/tertiary care hospital (>1000 bed) and in a psychiatry hospital (>230 beds), for the last 3 years; were we: Acknowledged the importance of HAI and hand hygiene and started the surveillance. Developed ongoing campaigns at national or subnational levels to promote and improve(More)
BACKGROUND The true burden of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) remains largely unknown because of a lack of national and regional surveillance reports in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The purpose of this study was to estimate location-specific CAUTI rates in the GCC region and to compare them with published reports from the(More)
Limited data are available on the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and outcomes of patients with invasive aspergillosis in Bahrain. This study was conducted retrospectively to determine the epidemiology of invasive aspergillosis and its risk factors, clinical presentation, underlying conditions, and outcomes over the past five years in a major(More)
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