Clinical Research Details

Descriptive Information
A multicenter study for assessing the one day point prevalence of infections and antimicrobial use in the hospital setting in 7 Middle Eastern countries

Souha Kanj Shararah



  • Pfizer
Saeed El Zein
Extension: 2093
Conditions and Keywords
Point prevalence,Infections ,Antimicrobial ise
Middle east,Point prevalence
Study Design
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Eligibility and IRB
Min: 0
Max: 99

Infections (both community-acquired and healthcare-associated) are known to cause significant morbidity, mortality, and added costs in the health care setting. Pathogens resistant to antimicrobial use (AU), which cause infections, pose an ongoing and increasing challenge to hospitals, both in the clinical treatment of patients and in the prevention of the cross‑transmission of these problematic pathogens. Infection prevalence studies provide insight into the sensitivity of the surveillance system, the burden of infections on the healthcare system, and the control measures implemented to help identify other events, such as follow-up protocols of aseptic and antiseptic procedures or antimicrobial prescription, that occur in the hospital setting.

Hence this point prevalence study is designed with an aim to contribute to the optimization of prevention practices and control of these infections, the rational use of antimicrobials and the strengthening or consolidation of epidemiological surveillance systems for infections

All patients who are hospitalized in the selected day of the study, between April and November of 2017, and who meet the eligibility criteria, will be included

Criteria for Patients

Patients are eligible, and will be included in the study, if they are:

·       Admitted to the ward before or at 09:00 a.m. on the day of the survey.

·       Neonates on maternity and pediatric wards if born before/at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the survey.

Not discharged from the ward at the time of the survey

·       Patients have a confirmed infection. Any type of infection can be considered regardless of origin and microorganism

The following patients will be excluded from the analysis:

·       Patients undergoing “same-day” treatment or surgery.

·       Patients seen at an outpatient department.

·       Patients in the emergency room.

·       Patients undergoing dialysis (outpatients)Patients in mental health units / Psychiatry wards, either acute or long term

·       Patients categorized as maintenance care type (awaiting nursing home placement)

Patients currently on antimicrobial agents for prophylaxis