VARIABILITY IN EMPIRIC ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTIFUNGAL USE IN PEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY PATIENTS WITH FEBRILE NEUTROPENIA

G. Tsopela , S. Coffin , D. Doganis , A. Giannopoulos , E. Hatzipantelis , E. Iosifidis , P. Karakosta , A. Kattamis , V. Kitra , I. Kopsidas , E. Kourkouni , S. Maistreli , S. Papachristidou , T. Zaoutis  

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018)
Malmö, Sweeden, May 28- June 2, 2018

BACKGROUND: Fever and neutropenia (FN) is a common complication in children who receive chemotherapy for cancer and hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation recipients and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Proper initiation of empiric treatment can be crucial to a favorable outcome. The aim of this study was to evaluate the empiric antimicrobial use in these patients in order to identify possible targets for antibiotic stewardship.

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CENTRAL LINE ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS IN NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC UNITS IN GREECE

S. Kouni , C. Dimolitsa , E. Iosifidis , P. Kalabalikis , I. Kapetanakis , P. Karakosta , K. Katsibardi , M. Kazantzi , E. Kourkouni , P. Mexi , E. Nikaina , S. Papadopoulou , L. Petrikkos , T. Siahanidou , M. Skordala-Riti , A. Tragiannidis , M. Tsolia , K. Zannikos , TE. Zaoutis  

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018)
Malmö, Sweeden, May 28- June 2, 2018

BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are associated with increased morbidity and mortality and excess costs. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are the most common HAI in neonates and children. The aim of this study was to develop a CLABSI collaborative network in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units and pediatric oncology units. Secondary objectives were to collect national benchmark data for CLABSI rates, isolated pathogens and antimicrobial susceptibility rates

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HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE RATES AND BARRIERS IN PEDIATRIC UNITS IN GREECE

E. Chorianopoulou, M. Baka, D. Charalampopoulos, G. Christopoulou, G. Dimitriou, A. Drougia, C. Gaitana, G. Karavana, M. Koropouli, S. Kouni, E. Kourkouni, A. Lourida, I. Papadatos, E. Roilides, A. Syrogianni, E. Tsouvala, T. Zaoutis E  

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018)
Malmö, Sweeden, May 28- June 2, 2018

BACKGROUND: Hand hygiene (HH) is the most important measure to prevent healthcare associated infections and avoid transmission of pathogens . The aim of this study was to determine HH compliance rates in pediatric units and identify barriers to compliance among health-care workers (HCWs).

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SURVEILLANCE FOR CENTRAL LINE-ASSOCIATED BLOODSTREAM INFECTIONS (CLABSIs): ACCURACY OF DIFFERENT SAMPLING STRATEGIES

E. Kourkouni , G. Baroutis , E. Chorianopoulou , E. Fanaraki , D. Gkentzi , V. Giapros , I. Grivea , K. Kaisari , A. Kapetanaki , S. Karagianni , G. Kourlaba, M. Lithoxopoulou , S. Maistreli , A. Nika , V. Papaevangelou , S. Polychronopoulou , C. Thomou , E. Zaoutis  

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018)
Malmö, Sweeden, May 28- June 2, 2018

BACKGROUND: Active daily surveillance of central line days (CLDs) in the assessment of CLABSI rates is time consuming and burdensome for healthcare workers. Sampling of denominator data is a method that could reduce the time necessary to conduct active surveillance. Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of CLD estimates using various sampling strategies in neonatal and pediatric departments in Greece and to assess the impact on CLABSI rates.

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VACCINATION DURING PREGNANCY: WOMEN IN GREECE ARE UNAWARE AND EXPRESS CONCERNS FOR SAFETY

I. Kopsidas, F. Dasoula, C. Mystakelis, E. Kourkouni, D. Maritsi, G. Vartzelis, M. Tsolia, N. Spyridis  

36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID 2018)
Malmö, Sweeden, May 28- June 2, 2018

BACKGROUND: Flu and pertussis vaccines are recommended in pregnancy as an important measure for preventing infection to mothers and newborns. Although there is good evidence on safety of both vaccines, uptake is very low in Greece.We aimed to describe the knowledge and attitude of mothers in Greece on vaccination during pregnancy and identify barriers and facilitators that could be used to increase uptake.

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