Association between Institutionalization and Carriage of Multiresistant Bacteria in the Elderly at the Time of Admission to a General Hospital

@article{Eveillard1999AssociationBI,
  title={Association between Institutionalization and Carriage of Multiresistant Bacteria in the Elderly at the Time of Admission to a General Hospital},
  author={Matthieu Eveillard and S. Lafargue and Laurence Guet and Alain Mangeol and Jacques Piquet and J.-L. Quenon and Francise Fauvelle},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={18},
  pages={133-136}
}
 The impact of institutionalization on the carriage of multiresistant bacteria among the elderly was assessed prospectively by comparing the carriage rate in institutionalized patients over 70 years of age to the carriage rate in patients over 70 living at home (58 patients / group). Nares, skin, and rectal swabs were obtained within 24 h of admission to the hospital. Among the 20 carriers identified, 75% came from institutions. Significantly, institutionalized patients were incontinent (P<0… CONTINUE READING