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Dr. Sweta Shah

Consultant, Microbiology & Infection Prevention

MBBS, MD (Microbiology)

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 19 years
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati
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Biography

Dr Sweta Shah completed post-graduation in Clinical Microbiology from LTMMCGH, Mumbai where she worked as Assistant Professor for 4 years. She was associated with Saifee Hospital for three and a half years since its inception. She is associated with Kokilaben Hospital since 11 years and established comprehensive Microbiology services. Microbiology lab offers high end and rapid tests for diagnosis of infection. She plays a pivotal role in hospital Infection prevention and control program. She participates in Antimicrobial stewardship program of the hospital. She is member of institute ethics committee for reviewing DNB student thesis work.

My Mantra

Greatest Reward for Doing is Opportunity to Do More

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Infectious Immunology and Serology, Molecular Microbiology, Mycology

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    • Lokmanya Municipal General Hospital & Medical College
  • Antibiotic Resistance, Rapid Diagnostic Tests, Molecular Microbiology, Infection Prevention and Control, Quality
  • CAP Inspector

Past experience of 8 years at Saifee Hospital and Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital.

KDAH Experience:

Associated with KDAH since 11 years

Publications :

  • Tanu Singhal, Sweta Shah, Reshma Tejam, Pooja Thakkar  Incidence, Epidemiology and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection in a Tertiary Care Private Hospital in India. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology ¦ Volume 36 ¦ Issue 3 ¦ July-September 2018
  • Successful Treatment of Candid auris shunt Infection with Intraventricular Caspofungin : A Case Report Tanu Singhal, Sweta Shah, Abhay Kumar, Prashant Borade, Rajeev Soman. MMCR_2018_20
  • High Prevalence of Varicella Seronegativity in Nurses at a Tertiary Care Private Hospital in Mumbai, India Sweta Shah, Tanu Singhal, Reshma Naik, Pooja Thakkar. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology ¦ Volume 36 ¦ Issue 2 ¦ April-June 2018
  • Device-Associated Infection Rates in 20 Cities of India, Data Summary for 2004-2013: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):172-81. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.276. Epub 2015 Nov 26.
  • T SinghalS ShahR Naik The microbial etiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of bloodstream infections in patients with cancer at a private tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, Indian J Cancer Year :2016 :53 :3 : 452-453
  • Falguni Parikh, Sweta Shah.. H1N1 (Swine Flu) in India: Issue in Diagnosis, Management and Prophylaxis. Progress in Medicine 2016. Jaypee Publication. Volume 2: 718-721
  • Pooja Shah, Sweta Shah. Treatment and Outcome of CarbapenemResistant Gram-Negative Bacilli Blood-Stream Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Journal of The Association of Physicians of India 2015:63: 14-18
  • Sweta Shah, Tanu Singhal, Reshma Naik, A 4-year prospective study to determine the incidence and microbial etiology of surgical site infections at a private tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India. American Journal of Infection Control , Volume 43 (2015) , Issue 1 , 59 - 62
  • Singhal T, Shah S, Naik R. Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteremia in a chemotherapy day care unit due to intrinsic contamination of an antiemetic drug. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan-Mar; 33(1):117-9.
  • Pooja Shah, Sweta Shah. Treatment and Outcome of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli Blood-Stream Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital. J Assoc Physicians India. 2015 Jul;63(7):14-8.
  • Singh S1, Chakravarthy M2, Rosenthal VD3Surgical Site Infection Rates In Six Cities Of India: Findings Of The International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Int Health. 2015 Sep;7(5):354-9.
  • Pooja G Shah, Sweta Shah, Sheela D Kamat, Dileep V Kamat, Colistin-carbapenem Combination Therapy Against Carbapenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli Infections: Clinical and an in Vitro Synergy Study. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol 6, Issue 10, 2014
  • Víctor Daniel Rosenthal, Dennis George Maki, Yatin Mehta et al. International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortiu (INICC) report, Data summary of 43 countries for 2007-2012. Device-associated module American Journal of Infection Control 42 (2014) 942-56
  • Ebola Virus Disease: Are We Prepared? Journal of the association of physicians of India  Vol 62, September, 2014
  • Impact of an International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium multidimensional approach on central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in adult intensive care units in eight cities in India International Journal of Infectious Diseases 17 (2013) e1218–e1224
  • Hand hygiene and health care associated infections: What, why and how Pediatric Infectious Disease - July 2013 (Vol. 5, Issue 3, Pages 130-134, DOI: 10.1016/j.pid.2013.08.001)
  • Prospective Evaluation of 2% (W/V) Alcoholic Chlorhexidine Gluconate as an Antiseptic Agent for Blood Donor Arm Preparation.  Accepted by Asian Journal of Transfusion Sciences as an original article.
  • Effectiveness of a Multidimensional Approach for Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in 21 Adult Intensive Care Units from 10 cities of India: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC). Epidemiol Infect – 2013
  • Surgical Site Infections, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Report, Data Summary of 30 Countries, 2005-2010. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2013. 34: p. 597-604. – 2013
  • Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Part II: Impact of a multidimensional Strategy to Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in ten developing countries. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Jul;33(7):704-10 – 2012
  • International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Report, Data Summary of 36 Countries, for 2004-2009. Am J Infect Control Jun; 40(5):396-407 – 2011
  • Salmonella enteritidis meningitis - a case report. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2001 Jul-Sep;19(3):151-2.
  • Pooja G Shah, Sweta Shah, Sheela D Kamat, Dileep V Kamat, Colistin-carbapenem Combination Therapy Against Carbapenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli Infections: Clinical and an in Vitro Synergy Study. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Vol 6, Issue 10, 2014
  • Víctor Daniel Rosenthal, Dennis George Maki, Yatin Mehta et al. International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortiu (INICC) report, Data summary of 43 countries for 2007-2012. Device-associated module American Journal of Infection Control 42 (2014) 942-56
  • Ebola Virus Disease: Are We Prepared? Journal of the association of physicians of India  Vol 62, September, 2014
  • Impact of an International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium multidimensional approach on central line-associated bloodstream infection rates in adult intensive care units in eight cities in India International Journal of Infectious Diseases 17 (2013) e1218–e1224
  • Hand hygiene and health care associated infections: What, why and how Pediatric Infectious Disease - July 2013 (Vol. 5, Issue 3, Pages 130-134, DOI: 10.1016/j.pid.2013.08.001)
  • Prospective Evaluation of 2% (W/V) Alcoholic Chlorhexidine Gluconate as an Antiseptic Agent for Blood Donor Arm Preparation.  Accepted by Asian Journal of Transfusion Sciences as an original article.
  • Effectiveness of a Multidimensional Approach for Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in 21 Adult Intensive Care Units from 10 cities of India: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC). Epidemiol Infect – 2013
  • Surgical Site Infections, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Report, Data Summary of 30 Countries, 2005-2010. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2013. 34: p. 597-604. – 2013
  • Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Part II: Impact of a multidimensional Strategy to Reduce Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Neonatal Intensive Care Units in ten developing countries. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Jul;33(7):704-10 – 2012
  • International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Report, Data Summary of 36 Countries, for 2004-2009. Am J Infect Control Jun; 40(5):396-407 – 2011
  • Salmonella enteritidis meningitis - a case report. Indian J Med Microbiol.2001 Jul-Sep;19(3):151-2
  • Professional Memberships

    • Society of Clinical Microbiology, Executive Committee member
    • Hospital Infection Control Society, Mumbai Forum, Executive Committee member
    • Indian Institute of Medical Microbiology
    No. Journal Code Department Type Download
    1 464 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : High Prevalence of Varicella Seronegativity in Nurses at a Tertiary Care Private Hospital in Mumbai, India

    Journal Published : Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology

    2 457 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : Ebola Virus Disease : Are We Prepared?

    Journal Published : Journal Of Association Of Physicians Of India

    3 437 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : Comparative Evaluation Of An In-House And Ommercially Available Medium For Detecting Carbapenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli In Surveillance Rectal Swab And Identification Of Predisposing Risk Factors For Colonization

    Journal Published : International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences

    4 436 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Report, Data Summary of 36 Countries, for 2004-2009.

    Journal Published : American Journal Of Infection Control

    5 435 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : Surgical Site Infections, International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Report, Data Summary of 30 Countries, 2005-2010

    Journal Published : Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

    6 434 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : Effectiveness of a Multidimensional Approach for Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in 21 Adult Intensive Care Units from 10 cities of India: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC).

    Journal Published : Epidemiology And Infection

    7 433 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortiu (INICC) report, Data summary of 43 countries for 2007-2012. Device-associated module

    Journal Published : American Journal Of Infection Control

    8 432 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex bacteremia in a chemotherapy day care unit due to intrinsic contamination of an antiemetic drug. I

    Journal Published : Indian Journal Of Medical Microbiology

    9 431 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : Treatment and Outcome of Carbapenem-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli Blood-Stream Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital.

    Journal Published : Journal Of Association Of Physicians Of India

    10 430 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : Colistin-Carbapenem Combination Therapy Against Carbapenem Resistant Gram Negative Bacilli Infections: Clinical And An In Vitro Synergy Study

    Journal Published : International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    11 429 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : The microbial etiology and antimicrobial susceptibility of bloodstream infections in patients with cancer at a private tertiary care hospital in Mumbai, India. Indian J Cancer 2016;53:452-3

    Journal Published : Indian Jornal of Cancer

    12 428 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : Device-Associated Infection Rates in 20 Cities of India, Data Summary for 2004-2013: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):172-81.

    Journal Published : Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

    13 326 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : Ebola Virus Disease: Are We Prepared?

    Journal Published : -

    14 285 Laboratory Medicine National -

    Publication/Talk Title : Hand Hygiene

    Journal Published : Journal Of The Indian Academy Of Pediatrics

    15 197 Laboratory Medicine International -

    Publication/Talk Title : Impact Of An International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium Multidimensional Approach On Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates In Adult Intensive Care Units In Eight Cities In India

    Journal Published : International Journal Of Infectious Disease

    16 48 Laboratory Medicine International Download

    Publication/Talk Title : Prospective Evaluation of 2% (W/V) Alcoholic Chlorhexidine Gluconate as an Antiseptic Agent for Blood Donor Arm Preparation

    Journal Published : Asian Journal of Transfusion Science

    17 45 Laboratory Medicine International Download

    Publication/Talk Title : Surgical Site Infection Rates in Six Cities of India: Findings of the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)

    Journal Published : International Health

    18 44 Laboratory Medicine International Download

    Publication/Talk Title : A 4-Year Prospective Study to Determine the Incidence and Microbial Etiology of Surgical Site Infections at a Private Tertiary Care Hospital in Mumbai, India

    Journal Published : American Journal of Infection Control

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