1. Increased Incidence of Blood and Body Fluid Exposure and Lack of Transmission Evidence During COVID-19 Pandemic

Humberto Guanche Garcell; Ariadna Villanueva Arias

Volume 6, Issue 4 , Autumn 2021, , Pages 170-172

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/hpr.2021.31

Abstract
  Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been associated with various risks, including the exposure of infectious agents.Objectives: The study aims at describing the incidence of blood and body fluid (BBF) exposure in a COVID-19 facility so as viral transmission potential through ...  Read More

2. Hand Hygiene Compliance in a Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit in La Habana

Humberto Guanche Garcell; Luis Gonzalez Alvarez; Anayka González Valdés; Katerine Cardenas Goulet; Gloria Fresneda Septiem; Francisco Gutierrez García

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2019, , Pages 102-104

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.20

Abstract
  Background: Hand hygiene plays a key role in the prevention of healthcare-associated infection in critical patients. Objective: The current study aimed to evaluate compliance with hand hygiene practices. Methods: An observational and descriptive study was carried out in a 35-bed medical-surgical critical ...  Read More

3. Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis; Results of a Cross-Sectional Study Carried out at a Community Hospital in Qatar (2013-2016)

Humberto Guanche Garcell; Ariadna Villanueva Arias; Cristobal A. Pancorbo Sandoval; Adam Bode Sado; Ramón Nonato Alfonso Serrano; Francisco Gutierrez García

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2019, , Pages 45-49

http://dx.doi.org/10.15171/hpr.2019.08

Abstract
  Background: Identifying risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) after appendectomies could be useful in focusing prevention programs. Objective: The current study aimed to identify the risk factors associated with SSI in a cohort of patients from a single center in Western Qatar. Methods: This ...  Read More