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Efficacy and acceptability of rectal and perineal sampling for identifying gastrointestinal colonization with extended spectrum β-lactamase Enterobacteriaceae

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Objectives: We evaluated ‘pre-laboratory’ factors associated with the detection of extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) colonization including anatomical site, and staff and patient factors. Methods: All admissions to a large London hospital over 3 months were approached to provide rectal and perineal swabs, which were cultured for ESBL-E using chromogenic media. ESBL-E detection rates for patient- or staff-collected rectal or ... Expand abstract
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10.1016/j.cmi.2017.02.019

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Elsevier
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Clinical Microbiology and Infection More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
8
Pages:
577.e1–577.e3
Publication date:
2017-02-24
Acceptance date:
2017-02-18
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1198-743X
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pubs:688964
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688964
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2017-04-10

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