Admission surveillance for carbapenamase-producing enterobacteriaceae at a long-term acute care hospital.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Aug;34(8):832-4
Authors: Lewis JD, Bishop M, Heon B, Mathers AJ, Enfield KB, Sifri CD
(See the commentary by Munoz-Price, on pages 835-837 .) Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) are of increasing prevalence worldwide, and long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) have been implicated in several outbreaks in the United States. This prospective study of routine screening for CPE on admission to a LTACH demonstrates a high prevalence of CPE colonization in central Virginia.
PMID: 23838224 [PubMed - in process]