Impact of a hospital-wide multifaceted programme for reducing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in a large teaching hospital in northern Italy.

@article{Viale2015ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of a hospital-wide multifaceted programme for reducing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections in a large teaching hospital in northern Italy.},
  author={Pierluigi Viale and Fabio Tumietto and Maddalena Giannella and Michele Bartoletti and Sara K Tedeschi and Simone Ambretti and Francesco Cristini and C Gibertoni and Silvia Venturi and M. Cavalli and Antonella De Palma and M C Puggioli and Daniela Mosci and Eric Callea and R Masina and M. L. Moro and Russell E Lewis},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={242-7}
}
We performed a quasi-experimental study of a multifaceted infection control programme for reducing carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) transmission and bloodstream infections (BSIs) in a 1420-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital during 2010-2014, with 30 months of follow-up. The programme consisted of the following: (a) rectal swab cultures were performed in all patients admitted to high-risk units (intensive-care units, transplantation, and haematology) to screen for CRE… CONTINUE READING
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