Laboratory and clinical evaluation of screening agar plates for detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from surveillance rectal swabs.

@article{Adler2011LaboratoryAC,
  title={Laboratory and clinical evaluation of screening agar plates for detection of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae from surveillance rectal swabs.},
  author={Amos Adler and Shiri Navon-Venezia and Jacob Moran-Gilad and Evgeniya Marcos and David F. Schwartz and Yehuda Carmeli},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={2239-42}
}
The increased worldwide spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) emphasizes the need for a sensitive screening procedure to identify these microorganisms. Gastrointestinal carriers may serve as the reservoir for cross-transmission in the health care setting, and thus active surveillance is a key part in preventing the spread of such strains. Three agar-based methods for direct CRE detection from rectal swabs were compared: CHROMagar-KPC (Chrom); MacConkey agar with imipenem at 1… CONTINUE READING
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