1. 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


  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

2. 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


  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