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Edited by Silpi Basak .

Open Access .
100 pages .

Health Care associated infection (HAI) is an emerging problem worldwide. HAI causes increased morbidity and mortality and average length of stay of the patient in the hospital.
HAI also imposes economic burden on the patient, health care set up and also State and National Health care system. Infection control in health care set up is a team work. It is the responsibility of all the persons associated with patient care.
I still remember how much I felt desperate, when I found that Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans were isolated from Endotracheal aspirate of my mother who was admitted in OTICU and was having Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP).
It has been estimated that 5 – 10 % of all hospital admission suffers from HAI even in developed countries. But 30% of HAI are preventable, if we follow the infection control practices properly especially hand hygiene while giving patient care. Hence, in this book importance has been given to Infection Control practices along with emerging trends of HAI.

Dr. Silpi Basak, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Department of Microbiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,
Sawangi (M) Wardha, India


Section 1 of the Textbook : Facets of Infection Control Practices in Health Care Set Up.

 1 Infection Control Practices in Health Care Set-Up 3 Silpi Basak, Monali N. Rajurkar, Sanjay K. Mallick and Ruchita O. Attal

Section 2 of the Textbook : Emerging Trends of HAI .

 2 Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Multi-Drug-Resistance Development and Treatment Options 33 Georgios Meletis and Maria Bagkeri

 3 Biofilms: A Challenge to Medical Fraternity in Infection Control 57 Silpi Basak, Monali N. Rajurkar, Ruchita O. Attal and Sanjay Kumar Mallick

 4 Ocular Infections Caused by Corynebacterium Species 75 Hiroshi Eguchi

 5 Acinetobacter 83 Lul Raka, Gjyle Mulliqi-Osmani, Lumturije Begolli, Arsim Kurti, Greta Lila, Rrezarta Bajrami and ArbĂ«resha Jaka-Loxha

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