TITLE

2011 - Active surveillance and use of barrier precautions did not reduce colonization and infection with MRSA and VRE in adult ICUs

AUTHOR(S)
Morris, Andrew
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/16/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 2, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study by Huskins W. C. and colleagues focusing on the impact of active surveillance and use of barrier precautions in the treatment of infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) in adult intensive care units (ICUs). The study concluded that active surveillance and use of barrier precautions did not reduced colonization and infection with MRSA and VRE.
ACCESSION #
65456929

 

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