Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in residents of nursing homes in a Swedish municipality: healthcare staff knowledge of and adherence to principles of basic infection prevention.

@article{Andersson2012PrevalenceOA,
  title={Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in residents of nursing homes in a Swedish municipality: healthcare staff knowledge of and adherence to principles of basic infection prevention.},
  author={Hel{\'e}ne Ahlberg Linn Andersson and Christina Lindholm and Aina Iversen and Christian G. Giske and {\AA}ke {\"O}rtqvist and Mats Kalin and Bj{\"o}{\"o}rn Fossum},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={641-9}
}
BACKGROUND The aims of this study were to investigate the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in residents living in Swedish nursing homes, and if carriage of resistant bacteria was related to antibiotic treatment, other risk factors, and/or staff's adherence to guidelines for infection control. METHODS Five hundred and sixty residents from 9 nursing homes… CONTINUE READING
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