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Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Colonization in 3 Nursing Homes.

  • Author(s): McKinnell, James A;
  • Miller, Loren G;
  • Singh, Raveena;
  • Kleinman, Ken;
  • Peterson, Ellena M;
  • Evans, Kaye D;
  • Dutciuc, Tabitha D;
  • Heim, Lauren;
  • Gombosev, Adrijana;
  • Estevez, Marlene;
  • Launer, Bryn;
  • Tjoa, Tom;
  • Tam, Steven;
  • Bolaris, Michael A;
  • Huang, Susan S
  • et al.
Abstract

Nursing home residents are at risk for acquiring and transmitting MDROs. A serial point-prevalence study of 605 residents in 3 facilities using random sampling found MDRO colonization in 45% of residents: methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, 26%); extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL, 17%); vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus spp. (VRE, 16%); carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE, 1%). MDRO colonization was associated with history of MDRO, care needs, incontinence, and catheters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1485-1488.

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