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May-August 2017| Vol 5| Issue 2

Original Article

Magnitude and profile of occupational exposures to blood and body fluids among health-care workers: A study from a tertiary care teaching hospital

Background: Health-care workers (HCWs) are always at risk of occupational exposures (OEs) to bloodborne pathogens which mostly occur through needlestick injuries (NSIs). Knowledge about the m...


Original Article

To know the hindrance or obstacles in hand hygiene practice among healthcare workers of Qassim province of Saudi Arabia

Introduction: Hand hygiene (HH) is now considered as one of the most important measure of infection control activities. In the time of the growing burden of health care associated infections ...


Original Article

Blood culture contamination rates in two district general hospitals in the Southeast of England

Introduction: Blood culture is considered an important diagnostic tool to identify the causative agent of bloodstream infection (BSI) as well as to direct the definitive therapy. High contami...


Original Article

Molecular characterisation of beta-lactamases-producing Enterobacteriaceae members from critical care patients

Background: This study was done to assess the prevalence of beta-lactamases and biofilm production in general and blaCTX-M, blaTEM, blaSHV and blaAmpC in particular amongst Enterobacteriac...


Original Article

Retrospective analysis of maternal and foetal outcome of H1N1 influenza amongst antenatal mothers at a tertiary care hospital

Background: Pregnancy is an immunocompromised state where in infections are common. H1N1 (hemagglutinin type 1 and neuraminidase type 1) Influenza is a seasonal epidemic, considered as an ala...


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