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Aggressive Control Measures for Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and the Impact on Acquisition of Methicillin‐Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin‐Resistant Enterococcus in a Medical Intensive Care Unit
Marc‐Oliver Wright , BS, MT, Joan N. Hebden , RN, MS, Anthony D. Harris , MD, MPH, Carl B. Shanholtz , MD, Harold C. Standiford , MD, Jon P. Furuno , MS and Eli N. Perencevich , MD, MS
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 25, No. 2 (February 2004), pp. 167-168
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/502370
Page Count: 15
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ABSTRACT The medical ICU implemented aggressive control measures following an outbreak of multidrug‐resistant, clonal Acinetobacter baumannii. Multivariable regression analyses comparing acquisition (6 months preceding to 6 months during or following the outbreak) revealed decreased VRE and MRSA acquisition. Aggressive control measures can reduce VRE, and perhaps MRSA, transmission.
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