Endemicity, molecular diversity and colonisation routes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units

@article{Bertrand2001EndemicityMD,
  title={Endemicity, molecular diversity and colonisation routes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units},
  author={Xavier Bertrand and Michelle Thouverez and Daniel R Talon and Annie Boillot and G. Capellier and Christian Floriot and Jocelyne H{\'e}lias},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={1263-1268}
}
Objective: We carried out a prospective study to evaluate the endemicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in intensive care units (ICUs). Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was used to determine the genotypes of P. aeruginosa isolates. This allowed us to determine the importance of cross-colonisation and the colonisation routes of P. aeruginosa. Design: We screened epidemiological specimens (rectal swab, nose swab and tracheal aspiration) and routine clinical cultures from patients admitted to… CONTINUE READING

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