Mariam A. Younan

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BACKGROUND Device associated infections (DAIs) have major impact on patient morbidity and mortality. METHODS This study involved active prospective surveillance to measure the incidence of DAIs, evaluate microbiological profiles, and investigate excessive mortality in intensive care units (ICUs) in 3 hospitals of Cairo University applying the US Centers(More)
BACKGROUND AmpC type β-lactamases are commonly isolated from extended-spectrum Cephalosporin-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Also, resistance appeared in bacterial species not naturally producing AmpC enzymes. Therefore, a standard test for the detection of the plasmid-mediated AmpC enzyme and new breakpoints for extended spectrum Cephalosporins are(More)
Background: There is limited information on neonatal candidal urinary tract infection (UTI). Predisposing factors are prematurity, antimicrobial agents, and prolonged hospital stay. Objectives: To discuss the prevalence of candiduria among the risky neonates, to evaluate which of the predisposing factors has the highest risk of candiduria in Cairo(More)
Salmonella serovar Typhimurium is a leading cause of food-borne diseases worldwide. Its ability to acquire new antibiotic resistance mechanisms is of increasing therapeutic concern [1]. CTX-M betalactamases are the most common extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) worldwide [2]. The first report of CTX-M detection in Salmonella was in a Tunisian outbreak(More)
UNLABELLED Immunoregulatory cytokines may influence the hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection outcome. This study aimed to determine the genotypic and allelic frequencies of the interleukin (IL)-10 (-1082) G/A polymorphism, and its association with chronicity or resolution of HCV genotype 4 infection in Egypt. The frequencies of different dimorphic(More)
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