C. de Gialluly

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major nosocomial pathogen, especially in intensive care units in which nasal carriage of MRSA by patients is associated with a high risk of MRSA bacteremia [1]. Early detection of the reservoir of resistant strains, so that appropriate isolation precautions can be taken, is essential for a successful(More)
The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) reported an increase in the rates of resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to antimicrobials between 2008 and 2011 in France. This alarming report was based on data collected during the harmonisation of breakpoints by the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST)(More)
results. A level of contamination reaching 100 or more colony-forming units per 25 cm was observed on 92 (45%) of inner sides and 46 (23%) of outer sides of 203 cuffs. The highest rates of contamination occurred on the inner side of BP cuffs kept in intensive care units (ICUs) (20 [83%] of 24) or on nurses’ trolleys (27 [77%] of 35). None of the 18 BP cuffs(More)
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