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Prevalence of and Factors Associated With Multidrug Resistant Organism (MDRO) Colonization in 3 Nursing Homes

  • James A. McKinnell (a1) (a2), Loren G. Miller (a1), Raveena Singh (a3), Ken Kleinman (a4), Ellena M. Peterson (a5), Kaye D. Evans (a5), Tabitha D. Dutciuc (a3), Lauren Heim (a3), Adrijana Gombosev (a3), Marlene Estevez (a3), Bryn Launer (a1), Tom Tjoa (a3), Steven Tam (a3), Michael A. Bolaris (a1) and Susan S. Huang (a3)...

Abstract

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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Address correspondence to James A. McKinnell, MD, Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit (ID-CORE), Division of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1000 W. Carson Street, Box 466, Torrance, CA 90509 (Dr.McKinnell@yahoo.com).

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