Prognosis factors of multi-resistant bacteria in ICU
Morocco (IFMSA-Morocco), Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat, Rabat
Medical Intensive Care Unit, Avicennes University Hospital, Rabat
Pr. Zeggwagh Amine Ali
Pr. Dendane Tarik / Pr. Abidi Khalid
English, Arabic, French
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
MRB ( multi-resistant Bacteria ) are a serious problem in Moroccan ICU . In addition to the nosocomial infection, the presence of MRBs increases the mortality rates of ICU patients . The random prescription of antibiotics and auto-medication is suspiciously involved. This project is about identifying the MRBs, specifying in which way those MRBs are spreading in Moroccan ICU . The project aims to find the most accurate ways of fighting MRBs, but also evaluate the sterilization and hygiene measures in the ICU.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is the analysis of prevalence and prognosis factors of MRB in medical ICU so as to find the most accurate ways of fighting MRBs.
What techniques and methods are used?
A prospective study of cohort, enzymatic and immunologic identification tests, Antibiogram.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student will have to study the MRB first, then to do some data collection (statistic and clinical work), then to analyse those data by learning how to identify MRB in the microbiology lab, and finaly to find how the MRB are getting in the ICU and come up with some hygiene measures that will protect the ICU from MRB.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Lectures on MRBs (multi-resistant bacteria) delivered by the tutor
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
- The student will prepare an abstract
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The student is required to have basic knowledge about microbiology ( especially bacteriology ) , there
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- - Nosoref: a French survey of nosocomial infections ( NI) surveillance in intensive care units (ICU)
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- "The rising problem of antimicrobial resistance in the intensive care unit"; Nele Brusselaers; Dirk Vogelaers; and Stijn Blot. (
- .. "Improving hospital hygiene to reduce the impact of multidrug-resistant organisms in health care--a prospective controlled multicenter study."; Gerlich MG; Piegsa J; Schäfer C; Hübner NO; Wilke F; Reuter S; Engel G; Ewert R; Claus F; Hübner C; Ried W; Flessa S; Kramer A; Hoffmann W. (