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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.

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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