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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017 Sep;38(9):1110-1113. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.133. Epub 2017 Jul 11.

Patient Hand Colonization With MDROs Is Associated with Environmental Contamination in Post-Acute Care.

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1University of Michigan Medical School,Ann Arbor,Michigan.

Abstract

We assessed multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) patient hand colonization in relation to the environment in post-acute care to determine risk factors for MDRO hand colonization. Patient hand colonization was significantly associated with environmental contamination. Risk factors for hand colonization included disability, urinary catheter, recent antibiotic use, and prolonged hospital stay. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;38:1110-1113.

PMID:
28693658
PMCID:
PMC5831403
DOI:
10.1017/ice.2017.133
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