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Maia Butsashvili: National Center for Disease Control and Public Health of Georgia; M. Asatiani st. N9, Tbilisi 0177, Georgia, Tel. :(995 32) 39 89 46, Fax : (995 32) 31 14 85, maiabutsashvili@gmail.com

All authors report no conflicts of interest relevant to this article.


Research Funding:

This work was supported in part by the National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center AIDS International Training and Research Program of Emory University (D43 TW01042) and the Emory-Georgia TB Research Training Program (D43 TW007124).


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Nosocomial Infections in Tbilisi, Georgia: A Retrospective Study of Microbiological Data from 4 Major Tertiary Care Hospitals


Journal Title:

Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology


Volume 32, Number 9


, Pages 932-934

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


The study aimed to evaluate epidemiology of nosocomial pathogens and their resistance patterns at four major tertiary care centers in Tbilisi, Georgia. Out of 3452 samples included in the study 1607 positive culture results were documented (46.6%). Study showed considerable burden of nosocomial infections on Georgian health care system.

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© The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2011

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