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Is the hospital water environment a reservoir for carbapenem-resistant organisms causing hospital-acquired infections? A systematic review of the literature

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Over the last 20 years there have been 32 reports of carbapenem-resistant organisms in the hospital water environment, with half of these occurring since 2010. The majority of these reports have described associated clinical outbreaks in the intensive care setting, affecting the critically ill and the immunocompromised. Drains, sinks and faucets were most frequently colonized, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa the predominant organism. IMP, KPC and VIM were the most common carbapenemases found. Mol...

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Oxford University Press Publisher's website
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Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal website
Volume:
64
Issue:
10
Pages:
1435-1444
Publication date:
2017-02-13
Acceptance date:
2017-01-15
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1537-6591
ISSN:
1058-4838
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672222
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2017-01-20

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