Risk factors for vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonisation in critically ill patients.

@article{Batisto2012RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonisation in critically ill patients.},
  author={Deivid William da Fonseca Batist{\~a}o and Paulo Pinto Gontijo-Filho and Nat{\'a}lia Conceiç{\~a}o and Adriana Gonçalves de Oliveira and Rosineide Marques Ribas},
  journal={Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz},
  year={2012},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={57-63}
}
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important hospital pathogens and have become increasingly common in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). To determine the incidence and the risk factors associated with VRE colonisation among ICU patients, active surveillance cultures for VRE faecal carriages were carried out in patients admitted to the ICU of the University Hospital of Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Risk factors were assessed using a case-control study. Seventy-seven… CONTINUE READING

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