Javed I. Memon

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BACKGROUND There is little data surrounding the survival of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are admitted to the critical care unit with exacerbation of symptoms. We conducted a study to measure the in-hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) outcomes of patients admitted with COPD exacerbation, and identified the related(More)
Acute kidney injury (AKI) in the intensive care unit (ICU) is commonly caused by severe sepsis and septic shock. There is limited data regarding the incidence and outcomes of patients developing AKI treated with early goal-directed therapy (EGDT). Our aim was to observe the incidence and outcomes of patients with AKI in severe sepsis and septic shock,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the standard central venous catheter (CVC) practice in an adult intensive care unit (ICU) for potential improvement. METHODS This is a prospective descriptive study conducted in an adult ICU of the 300-bedded King Abdul- Aziz Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. All consecutive patients admitted over 18 months (April 2007 to September 2008)(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the risk factors for bacteremia caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) or Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumoniae) producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and their outcome. METHODS A case-control study was conducted in King Abdul-Aziz National Guard Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from January 2006 through December(More)
Purpose. To assess the effect of improved compliance with 6-hour sepsis resuscitation bundle on mortality in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Materials and Methods. A quasi-experimental prospective study was conducted at a 10-bedded combined medical and surgical intensive care unit. The historical group included all consecutive patients with(More)
Background. The objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of an ED sepsis protocol on the time to antibiotics for emergency department (ED) patients with severe sepsis. Methods. Quasiexperimental prospective study was conducted at the emergency department. Consecutive patients with severe sepsis were included before and after the implementation of a(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the risk factors and physician's compliance to American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines recommendations for venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention at our hospital. METHODS This retrospective cohort study was conducted at King Abdulaziz Hospital, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia from November 2009 to December 2009. We used the(More)
BACKGROUND Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for healthcare workers (HCWs) in order to reduce the morbidity associated with influenza in healthcare settings. The objectives of the study were to determine the rate of influenza vaccination, knowledge, attitudes and beliefs toward influenza immunization among healthcare workers at our hospital, and(More)
Given our interest in the epidemiology of nosocomial infection, and the impact of multidrug resistance, I read with great interest the study by Dr. Memon et al1 regarding risk factors and mortality associated with bacteremia caused by extended-spectrum ß-lactamase producing (ESBL) Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. In this study, the only variable(More)