Magda Diab-Elschahawi

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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the decontamination capacity of 4 different types of cleaning cloths (microfiber cleaning cloth, cotton cloth, sponge cloth, and disposable paper towels) commonly used in hospital in their ability to reduce microbial loads from a surface used dry or wet in new condition. All of the cloths except disposable(More)
The physical capacity of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) dressing on the bacterial growth in an in vitro wound model was investigated. Standardised wounds were contaminated with a clinical Staphylococcus aureus strain and incubated at 35 degrees C for 6 hours. Four wounds were treated with continuous negative pressure (125 mmHg) and four controls(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the influence of the size of unidirectional ceiling distribution systems on counts of viable microorganisms recovered at defined sites in operating room (ORs) and on instrument tables during orthopedic surgery. METHODS We compared bacterial sedimentation during 80 orthopedic surgeries. A total of 19 surgeries were(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates with antibiotic resistance restricted to beta-lactam antibiotics and variable resistance to fusidic acid for the presence of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) genes. Our data show that the selected resistance pattern is found rarely among MRSA isolates(More)
BACKGROUND Aspergillus spp are ubiquitous spore-forming fungi. Construction work, renovation, demolition, or excavation activities within a hospital or in surrounding areas increase the risk for aspergillus infection in susceptible patients and are the main cause of nosocomial aspergillus outbreaks. METHODS We investigated the efficacy of infection(More)
Candida parapsilosis has become a significant cause of invasive fungal infections in seriously ill patients. Nosocomial outbreaks through direct and indirect contact have been described. The aim of this study was the molecular characterization of what appeared to be an ongoing C. parapsilosis outbreak at the cardiothoracic intensive care unit of the(More)
BACKGROUND Bacteremias caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli are among the most common bloodstream infections (BSIs) in adults. The aim of the study was to investigate risk factors for infection and clinical outcomes of bacteremias caused by S aureus or E coli. METHODS We conducted a 1-year matched prospective cohort study including 150(More)
Bacterial contamination of duodenoscopes is attributed to difficulties with reprocessing the Albarran lever. Routine microbiologic surveillance data of endoscopes with Albarran lever retrospectively collected from November 2004 through March 2015 revealed no growth of microorganism at this specific site. Transmission of endoscope-associated infection is(More)
A universal vs a targeted hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening policy for identifying pregnant women with the virus were compared. Universal screening did not yield significantly more identification of patients with HCV than targeted screening. However, 14 of 67 (21%) women with confirmed HCV would not have been detected by targeted risk-based HCV screening.
Alcohol-based skin antiseptics are recommended with a minimum application time of 10 min on skin containing high numbers of sebaceous glands. In clinical practice, a 10-min application time is often too long. Therefore, we determined the efficacy of skin antiseptics on the forehead and lower back using shorter application times. Five alcoholic solutions(More)