Multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization amongst patients newly admitted to a geriatric unit: a prospective cohort study.

@article{Schoevaerdts2012MultidrugresistantBC,
  title={Multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization amongst patients newly admitted to a geriatric unit: a prospective cohort study.},
  author={Didier Schoevaerdts and Alexia Verroken and Te-Din Huang and Malorie Frennet and Catherine Berhin and Jacques Jamart and Pierre Bogaerts and Christian Swine and Youri Glupczynski},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={109-18}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine prevalence, incidence and risk factors of colonization by extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriacae (ESBLE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) in aged subjects admitted to an acute geriatric unit at a teaching hospital. METHODS During 12 months, 337 patients were screened by nasal, oropharyngeal, groin, axillary and rectal swabs upon admission and at discharge. RESULTS The prevalence of… CONTINUE READING

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