Antibacterial agents reducing the risk of resistance development

The most important goal of medical microbiology in terms of treating infectious diseases nowadays and in the coming decades will be the development of antibacterial agents that are effective against resistant pathogens and reduce the selection of …

Level of physicians’ awareness of epidemiology, outcomes, prevention and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C

Objective. To evaluate a level of physicians’ awareness of the specific issues of epidemiology, outcomes, prevention and treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C. Materials and Methods. The anonymous questioning was performed among 120 physicians (record of service in a given specialty ranged from 8.1 to 18.6 years) in Kirov city and region. The participants were represented by the following specialties: pediatricians – 41.7% (n=50), obstetricians/gynecologists – 35.8% (n=43), and dentists – 22.

Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Patients with Acute Stroke

Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is a permanent problem of hospitals, especially intensive care units, where multiple factors such as invasive tests and treatments, aggressive medical therapy, and complex conditions of patient care contribute to …

Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections

Catheter-associated bloodstream infections take a third place among nosocomial infections, and are the most common cause of bacteremia. These infections account for 10% of all infections in hospitalized patients, 20% of nosocomial infections and up …

Nosocomial Pneumonia in Adults: Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prophylaxis