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.

Active, not recruiting
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.
After pandemic is declared

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Patients requiring mechanical ventilation for more than 24 hours

Exclusion Criteria:


Eligibility Gender

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

Hôpital Universitaire Fattouma Bourguiba
NCT Number
MeSH Terms
Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated