Risk factors for Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition in intensive care units: a prospective multicentre study.

@article{Venier2014RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for Pseudomonas aeruginosa acquisition in intensive care units: a prospective multicentre study.},
  author={Anne Ga{\"e}lle Venier and Camille Leroyer and C{\'e}line Slekovec and Daniel R Talon and Xavier Bertrand and Sylvie Parer and Serge Alfandari and J-M Guerin and Bruno M{\'e}garbane and Christine Lawrence and Bernard Clair and Alain Lepape and Michel Perraud and Philippe Alexandre Cassier and D Trivier and Alexandre Boyer and V{\'e}ronique Dubois and J Asselineau and Anne Marie Rogues and Rodolphe Thi{\'e}baut},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2014},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={103-8}
}
BACKGROUND Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a major nosocomial pathogen in intensive care units (ICUs); however, endogenous versus exogenous origin of contamination remains unclear. AIM To identify individual and environmental ICU risk factors for P. aeruginosa acquisition. METHODS A five-month prospective multicentric study was performed in ten French ICUs. Adult patients hospitalized in ICU for ≥ 24 h were included and screened for P. aeruginosa colonization on admission, weekly and before… CONTINUE READING
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