Infection-control measures reduce transmission of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in an endemic setting.

@article{Montecalvo1999InfectioncontrolMR,
  title={Infection-control measures reduce transmission of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in an endemic setting.},
  author={Marisa A Montecalvo and William Robert Jarvis and Jane E Uman and David K Shay and C Petrullo and Ken Rodney and C A Gedris and Harold W. Horowitz and Gary P. Wormser},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={269-72}
}
BACKGROUND Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are nosocomial pathogens in many U. S. hospitals. OBJECTIVE To determine whether enhanced infection-control strategies reduce transmission of VRE in an endemic setting. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTING Adult oncology inpatient unit. PATIENTS 259 patients evaluated during use of enhanced infection-control strategies and 184 patients evaluated during use of standard infection-control practices. INTERVENTIONS Patient surveillance… CONTINUE READING
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