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Universal hospital admission screening for carbapenemase-producing organisms in a low-prevalence setting.

Abstract:

Background

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are an emerging threat to healthcare providers worldwide.

Objectives

To determine CPE carriage rates and risk factors in an unselected hospital cohort at the time of admission.

Methods

We approached 4567 patients within 72 hours of admission to provide a rectal swab and answer a questionnaire on risk-factors for carriage. Rectal swabs were cultured for carbapenem-resistant organisms on chr...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1093/jac/dkw309

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Dyakova, E More by this author
Bisnauthsing, KN More by this author
Querol-Rubiera, A More by this author
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National Institute for Health Research More from this funder
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Journal website
Volume:
71
Issue:
12
Pages:
3556-3561
Publication date:
2016-07-05
Acceptance date:
2016-06-27
DOI:
ISSN:
0305-7453 and 1460-2091
Pubs id:
pubs:640608
URN:
uri:e1f0afa9-c450-4ec9-8307-5dfa67cc0369
UUID:
uuid:e1f0afa9-c450-4ec9-8307-5dfa67cc0369
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pubs:640608
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English
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