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J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Nov;52(11):4047-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02369-14. Epub 2014 Aug 20.

Sensitivity of surveillance testing for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in the intensive care unit.

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1
University of Chicago, Department of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA jessica.ridgway@uchospitals.edu.
2
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, USA NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Infection Control, Evanston, Illinois, USA The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
4
NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, USA NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Infection Control, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
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NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Infection Control, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
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NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Pathology, Evanston, Illinois, USA.
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NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois, USA NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Infection Control, Evanston, Illinois, USA The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA NorthShore University HealthSystem, Department of Clinical Analytics, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Abstract

We tested intensive care unit patients for colonization with multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR GNB) and compared the results with those of concurrent clinical cultures. The sensitivity of the surveillance test for detecting MDR GNB was 58.8% (95% confidence interval, 48.6 to 68.5%). Among 133 patients with positive surveillance tests, 61% had no prior clinical culture with MDR GNB.

PMID:
25143577
PMCID:
PMC4313249
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02369-14
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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