Christos Triantafyllou, Evangelia Chorianopoulou, Eleni Kourkouni, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, Georgia Kourlaba
International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2020 Dec;Online. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103843
Objective: To systematically review the available evidence regarding the incidence, prevalence, attributable length of stay and cost of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers in pediatric populations.
Methods:A systematic search (March 15, 2020) was conducted in PubMed, Scopus, and ProQuest databases. Cross-sectional and cohort studies of neonates and children aged
Ioannis Kopsidas, Stefania Vergnano, Nikos Spyridis, Theoklis Zaoutis, Sanjay Patel
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2020 Jul;Online. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/inf.0000000000002835
Background:Misuse, overuse of antimicrobials and increasing rates of antimicrobial resistance are well-recognized problems throughout Europe. The aim of this survey was to describe the current pediatric antibiotic stewardship (PAS) landscape across Europe and identify gaps, in terms of national programs, networks and guidelines.
Methods: A survey of 17 questions was circulated in July 2019 among 24 European pediatric infectious disease researchers and clinicians, professors and heads of department on the existence of PAS programs, national networks and meetings, established competencies, metrics and guidelines.
Ioannis Kopsidas, Grammatiki-Christina Tsopela, Stefania Maroudi-Manta, Eleni Kourkouni, Dimitrios Charalampopoulos, Alexandra Sirogianni, Madeline E. Collins, Athanasia Lourida, Georgia Kourlaba, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, Susan E. Coffin
Vaccine, 2020 Jun;38(29):4609-4615. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2020.05.021
Background: Healthcare workers’ (HCW) seasonal influenza vaccination (SIV) is critical to prevent nosocomial influenza. However, HCW vaccination rates remain unacceptably low in many European institutions. A two-year three-step initiative was implemented at a tertiary-care pediatric hospital with 750 beds in Athens, Greece with the aim of increasing SIV among HCW.
Sofia Karagiannidou, Theoklis Zaoutis, Nikolaos Maniadakis, Vassiliki Papaevangelou, Georgia Kourlaba
Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2019 May-June;12(3):372-79. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2018.12.004
Background and objective: Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) are the most frequent pediatric hospital-acquired infections and are associated with significant morbidity and healthcare costs. The aim of our study was to determine the attributable length of stay (LOS) and cost for CLABSIs in pediatric patients in Greece, for which there is currently a paucity of data.
Kourkouni E, Kourlaba G, Chorianopoulou E, Tsopela GC, Kopsidas I, Spyridaki I, Tsiodras S, Roilides E, Coffin S, Zaoutis TE; PHIG investigators.
Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology, 2018 Oct;39(10):1210-1215. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1017/ice.2018.187
Background: Active daily surveillance of central-line days (CLDs) in the assessment of rates of central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) 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.