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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 25-27

Prevalence and outcomes of colistin-resistant Acinetobacter infection in Saudi critical care units

Critical Care Department, King Fahad Hospital, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

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Ayman Kharaba
King Fahad Hospital, Madinah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sccj.sccj_28_17

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Acinetobacter baumannii is a common healthcare associated problem. It can cause a wide variety of nosocomial infections because of its tremendous ability of acquiring antibiotic resistance and to survive in hospital environments. It's associated with high morbidity and mortality. So it has been considered as one of the dangerous organisms by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. In Saudi Arabia, many studies highlighted the magnitude of Acinetobacter baumannii infections but most of the studies were small. We plan to conduct a large multicenter prospective study in major ICUs in Saudi Arabia to determine the prevalence and prognosis of Acinetobacter baumannii infection, resistant pattern, risk factors associated with resistant and outcomes.

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