Tracheal colonization with Sphingomonas paucimobilis in mechanically ventilated neonates due to contaminated ventilator temperature probes.

@article{Lemaitre1996TrachealCW,
  title={Tracheal colonization with Sphingomonas paucimobilis in mechanically ventilated neonates due to contaminated ventilator temperature probes.},
  author={D Lemaitre and A Elaichouni and M Hundhausen and Geert Claeys and Piet Vanhaesebrouck and Mario Vaneechoutte and Gerda L. C. Verschraegen},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1996},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={199-206}
}
Sphingomonas paucimobilis was isolated from tracheal secretions of a total of 85 mechanically ventilated babies in a neonatal intensive-care unit (NICU) during a two-year-period. None of the neonates developed pneumonia or sepsis. After each increase in the fluctuating number of S. paucimobilis isolates, extra attention was paid to hand hygiene and to the maintenance of the ventilation equipment. This resulted in a reduction of the frequency of isolation each time. Cultures of all liquids in… CONTINUE READING
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