Official Title
How COVID-19 Virus Outbreak Affects Antimicrobial Resistance in a Low-middle-income Country's ICU?
Brief Summary

A previous study showed a high incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia to multidrug resistant pathogens in our ICU. That has been related to lack of compliance to hand hygiene among health care providers in ou ICU.

Detailed Description

A single-center cohort study performed in the department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care in
our Hospital. All endotracheal isolates realised in the period of study are collected from
the Department of Microbiology of our Hospital.

Unknown status
Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Behavioral: Enhanced hygiene measures

Wether or not hygiene measures dictated by the pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 19 , reduce multi drug resistant pathogens isolated in endotracheal aspirates.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients requiring mechanical ventilation for more than 24 hours

Exclusion Criteria:


Eligibility Gender
Eligibility Age
Minimum: N/A ~ Maximum: N/A

Department of anesthesia and intensive care, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital
Monastir, Tunisia

Malek Khemili, Resident, Principal Investigator
Department of anesthesia and intensive care, Fattouma Bourguiba Hospital

Hôpital Universitaire Fattouma Bourguiba
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MeSH Terms
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated