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Interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in intensive care units: An interrupted time series study and cluster randomised trial

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Background: Intensive care units (ICUs) are high-risk areas for transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, but no controlled study has tested the effect of rapid screening and isolation of carriers on transmission in settings with best-standard precautions. We assessed interventions to reduce colonisation and transmission of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in European ICUs. Methods: We did this study in three phases at 13 ICUs. After a 6 month baseline period (phase 1), we did an inte...

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Derde, LPG More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Thailand/Laos MOP
Goossens, H More by this author
Malhotra-Kumar, S More by this author
Willems, RJL More by this author
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Journal:
The Lancet Infectious Diseases
Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
31-39
Publication date:
2014-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-4457
ISSN:
1473-3099
URN:
uuid:73b08145-7195-4a61-a34b-759da2765718
Source identifiers:
445429
Local pid:
pubs:445429
Language:
English

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