Universal glove and gown use and acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU: a randomized trial.

@article{Harris2013UniversalGA,
  title={Universal glove and gown use and acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU: a randomized trial.},
  author={Anthony D. Harris and Lisa L Pineles and Beverly M Belton and Jennifer K Johnson and Michelle L Shardell and Mark Loeb and Robin Purdy Newhouse and Louise Marie Dembry and Barbara Zilinskas Braun and Eli N. Perencevich and Kendall K Hall and Daniel Morgan and Syed K Shahryar and Connie Savor Price and Joseph J Gadbaw and Marci L Drees and Daniel H. Kett and L. Silvia Munoz-Price and Jesse T Jacob and Loreen A. Herwaldt and Carol A Sulis and Deborah S. Yokoe and Lisa L. Maragakis and Matthew E. Lissauer and Marcus John Zervos and D. Warren and Robin L Carver and Deverick J. Anderson and David P Calfee and Jason Bowling and Nasia Safdar},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2013},
  volume={310 15},
  pages={1571-80}
}
IMPORTANCE Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. It is unknown whether wearing gloves and gowns for all patient contact in the intensive care unit (ICU) decreases acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. OBJECTIVE To assess whether wearing gloves and gowns for all patient contact in the ICU decreases acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) compared with usual care… CONTINUE READING
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