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Effects of infection control measures on acquisition of five antimicrobial drug-resistant microorganisms in a tetanus intensive care unit in Vietnam.

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PURPOSE: To quantify the effects of barrier precautions and antibiotic mixing on prevalence and acquisition of five drug-resistant microorganisms within a single tetanus intensive care unit at a tertiary referral hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. METHODS: All patients admitted within the study period were included. After a 1-year baseline period, barrier precautions were implemented and the single empirical treatment ceftazidime was changed to mixing (per consecutive patient) of three di...

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10.1007/s00134-012-2771-1

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Journal:
Intensive care medicine
Volume:
39
Issue:
4
Pages:
661-671
Publication date:
2013-04-01
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EISSN:
1432-1238
ISSN:
0342-4642
Source identifiers:
374224

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