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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 (a1), Joan N. Hebden (a1), Anthony D. Harris (a2), Cari B. Shanholtz (a3), Harold C. Standiford (a1), Jon P. Furuno (a2) and Eli N. Perencevich (a2)...


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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