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The features of infectious diseases departments and anti-infective practices in France and Turkey: a cross-sectional study

  • H. ErdemEmail author
  • J. P. Stahl
  • A. Inan
  • S. Kilic
  • M. Akova
  • C. Rioux
  • I. Pierre
  • A. Canestri
  • E. Haustraete
  • D. O. Engin
  • E. Parlak
  • X. Argemi
  • D. Bruley
  • E. Alp
  • S. Greffe
  • S. Hosoglu
  • S. Patrat-Delon
  • Y. Heper
  • M. Tasbakan
  • V. Corbin
  • M. Hopoglu
  • I. I. Balkan
  • B. Mutlu
  • E. Demonchy
  • H. Yilmaz
  • C. Fourcade
  • L. Toko-Tchuindzie
  • S. Kaya
  • A. Engin
  • A. Yalci
  • C. Bernigaud
  • H. Vahaboglu
  • E. Curlier
  • D. Akduman
  • A. Barrelet
  • S. Oncu
  • V. Korten
  • G. Usluer
  • H. Turgut
  • A. Sener
  • O. Evirgen
  • N. Elaldi
  • L. Gorenek
Article

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the infectious diseases (ID) wards of tertiary hospitals in France and Turkey for technical capacity, infection control, characteristics of patients, infections, infecting organisms, and therapeutic approaches. This cross-sectional study was carried out on a single day on one of the weekdays of June 17–21, 2013. Overall, 36 ID departments from Turkey (n = 21) and France (n = 15) were involved. On the study day, 273 patients were hospitalized in Turkish and 324 patients were followed in French ID departments. The numbers of patients and beds in the hospitals, and presence of an intensive care unit (ICU) room in the ID ward was not different in both France and Turkey. Bed occupancy in the ID ward, single rooms, and negative pressure rooms were significantly higher in France. The presence of a laboratory inside the ID ward was more common in Turkish ID wards. The configuration of infection control committees, and their qualifications and surveillance types were quite similar in both countries. Although differences existed based on epidemiology, the distribution of infections were uniform on both sides. In Turkey, anti-Gram-positive agents, carbapenems, and tigecycline, and in France, cephalosporins, penicillins, aminoglycosides, and metronidazole were more frequently preferred. Enteric Gram-negatives and hepatitis B and C were more frequent in Turkey, while human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and streptococci were more common in France (p < 0.05 for all significances). Various differences and similarities existed in France and Turkey in the ID wards. However, the current scene is that ID are managed with high standards in both countries.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Infective Endocarditis Brucellosis Carbapenems Tigecycline 
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Conflict of interest

We have no competing interests to declare.

No funding of any kind was received.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Erdem
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. P. Stahl
    • 2
  • A. Inan
    • 3
  • S. Kilic
    • 4
  • M. Akova
    • 5
  • C. Rioux
    • 6
  • I. Pierre
    • 7
  • A. Canestri
    • 8
  • E. Haustraete
    • 9
  • D. O. Engin
    • 3
  • E. Parlak
    • 10
  • X. Argemi
    • 11
  • D. Bruley
    • 12
  • E. Alp
    • 13
  • S. Greffe
    • 14
  • S. Hosoglu
    • 15
  • S. Patrat-Delon
    • 16
  • Y. Heper
    • 17
  • M. Tasbakan
    • 18
  • V. Corbin
    • 19
  • M. Hopoglu
    • 20
  • I. I. Balkan
    • 21
  • B. Mutlu
    • 22
  • E. Demonchy
    • 23
  • H. Yilmaz
    • 24
  • C. Fourcade
    • 25
  • L. Toko-Tchuindzie
    • 26
  • S. Kaya
    • 27
  • A. Engin
    • 28
  • A. Yalci
    • 29
  • C. Bernigaud
    • 30
  • H. Vahaboglu
    • 31
  • E. Curlier
    • 32
  • D. Akduman
    • 33
  • A. Barrelet
    • 34
  • S. Oncu
    • 35
  • V. Korten
    • 36
  • G. Usluer
    • 37
  • H. Turgut
    • 38
  • A. Sener
    • 39
  • O. Evirgen
    • 40
  • N. Elaldi
    • 28
  • L. Gorenek
    • 1
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  2. 2.Department of Infectious DiseasesJoseph Fourier University and University Hospital of GrenobleGrenobleFrance
  3. 3.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyHaydarpasa Numune Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
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  6. 6.Department of Infectious DiseasesBichat University HospitalParisFrance
  7. 7.Department of Infectious DiseasesHospital Raymond PoincaréGarchesFrance
  8. 8.Department of Infectious DiseasesTenon University HospitalParisFrance
  9. 9.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalCaenFrance
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  11. 11.Department of Infectious DiseasesNouvel Hôpital CivilStrasbourgFrance
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  13. 13.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyErciyes University School of MedicineKayseriTurkey
  14. 14.Department of Internal MedicineHospital Ambroise ParéBoulogne-BillancourtFrance
  15. 15.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyDicle University School of MedicineDiyarbakirTurkey
  16. 16.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalRennesFrance
  17. 17.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyUludag University School of MedicineBursaTurkey
  18. 18.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyEge University School of MedicineIzmirTurkey
  19. 19.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalClermont FerrandFrance
  20. 20.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyInonu University School of MedicineMalatyaTurkey
  21. 21.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyIstanbul University Cerrahpasa School of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  22. 22.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyKocaeli University School of MedicineKocaeliTurkey
  23. 23.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalNiceFrance
  24. 24.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyOndokuz Mayis University School of MedicineSamsunTurkey
  25. 25.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalNîmesFrance
  26. 26.Department of Infectious DiseasesGeneral HospitalBelfortFrance
  27. 27.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyKaradeniz Technical University School of MedicineTrabzonTurkey
  28. 28.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyCumhuriyet University School of MedicineSivasTurkey
  29. 29.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyAnkara University School of MedicineAnkaraTurkey
  30. 30.Department of Infectious DiseasesGeneral HospitalChalon-sur-SaôneFrance
  31. 31.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyMedeniyet University, Goztepe Training and Research HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  32. 32.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalBesançonFrance
  33. 33.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyBulent Ecevit University School of MedicineZonguldakTurkey
  34. 34.Department of Internal and Infectious DiseasesAndré Mignot HospitalVersaillesFrance
  35. 35.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyAdnan Menderes University School of MedicineAydinTurkey
  36. 36.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyMarmara University, School of MedicineIstanbulTurkey
  37. 37.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyOsmangazi University School of MedicineEskisehirTurkey
  38. 38.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyPamukkale University School of MedicineDenizliTurkey
  39. 39.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyOnsekiz Mart University School of MedicineCanakkaleTurkey
  40. 40.Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical MicrobiologyMustafa Kemal University School of MedicineHatayTurkey

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