Epidemiology of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization in an intensive care unit

  title={Epidemiology of carbapenem resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae colonization in an intensive care unit},
  author={Bianca Debby and Ori J. Ganor and M Yasmin and L. David and K. Nathan and T. Ilana and S. Dalit and Gill Smollan and Rahav Galia},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology \& Infectious Diseases},
  • B. DebbyO. Ganor R. Galia
  • Published 14 January 2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) has emerged during recent years in several intensive care units. The objective of our study was to determine the incidence of CRKP and the risk factors associated with acquisition during intensive care unit (ICU) stay. This prospective cohort study was conducted between May 2007 and April 2008 in a medical-surgical ICU at a tertiary medical center. Rectal surveillance cultures were obtained from patients on admission and twice weekly. Of… 

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