[prevalence of nosocomial infections in a university hospital (dakar, senegal)].nosocomial infections constitute today a great public health problem that is still ignored or poorly mastered in our health institutions. method: a prevalence study initiated by the clin (committee for the prevention of nosocomial infections) was recently conducted at the fann teaching hospital. a questionnaire was prepared and submitted to all patients that were hospitalized on the day of the study; the questionnaire allowed gathering a lot of information on exposure factors and clinical and mi ...200818180124
maldi-tof mass spectrometry: a powerful tool for clinical microbiology at hôpital principal de dakar, senegal (west africa).our team in europe has developed the routine clinical laboratory identification of microorganisms by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight (maldi-tof) mass spectrometry (ms). to evaluate the utility of maldi-tof ms in tropical africa in collaboration with local teams, we installed an apparatus in the hôpital principal de dakar (senegal), performed routine identification of isolates, and confirmed or completed their identification in france. in the case of discordance or a la ...201526716681
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