Risk Assessment After a Severe Hospital-Acquired Infection Associated With Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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IMPORTANCE: Resistance of gram-negative bacilli to carbapenems is rapidly emerging worldwide. In 2016, the World Health Organization defined the hospital-built environment as a core component of infection prevention and control programs. The hospital-built environment has recently been reported as a source for outbreaks and sporadic transmission events of carbapenemase-producing gram-negative bacilli from the environment to […]

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  • op 6 december 2019
  • door dTHIP redactie

Increased Detection Of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae On Post-Clean Sampling Of Burns Units Wet Surfaces

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Wet surface biofilms are a potential reservoir for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative organisms, including carbapenamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). Recognition of environmental sources is important in reducing secondary patient transmission. We report the increased detection of bla-IMP-4+ CPE in environmental samples from floor drains in Burns Unit shower rooms, when collected following cleaning as compared to pre-cleaning. We propose that disruption of […]

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  • op 28 oktober 2018
  • door dTHIP redactie