1. Trend of Device-associated HAIs in an adult ICU of a tertiary care hospital: a need to revamp preventive strategies

Bineeta Kashyap; Rajat Jhamb; Rituparna Saha; Pratima Prasad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 August 2021

  BACKGROUND: Device associated Infections (DAIs) like Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP), Central-Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), and Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) constitute predominant healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in ICUs. OBJECTIVES: The study aims ...  Read More

2. Age and the Length of Hospital Stay in Patients With Sepsis at the ICU Admission can Prolong the Duration of Endotracheal Intubation

Farshid Rahimibashar; Amir Vahedian-Azimi; Mahmood Salesi; Masoum Khosh Fetrat

Volume 6, Issue 2 , Spring 2021, , Pages 65-70


  Background: Endotracheal intubation (EI) associated with mechanical ventilation (MV) is frequently performed in critically ill patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) with sepsis. Objectives: This study aimed to assess the impact of important factors on the duration of tracheal intubation in patients ...  Read More

3. Sepsis at ICU Admission Increases the ICU Mortality Rates Among Very Long ICU Stay Patients: A Secondary Analysis

Farshid Rahimibashar; Mahmood Salesi; Amir Vahedian-Azimi; Masoum Khosh Fetrat

Volume 5, Issue 4 , Autumn 2020, , Pages 134-140


  Background: Sepsis is a very common serious medical condition among patients admitted to the intensive care units (ICUs) that increases with age and ICU length of stay (LOS). Objectives: The primary goal of this study was to estimate the mortality rate due to sepsis among adult patients admitted to the ...  Read More