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Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2020 Feb 11;9(1):29. doi: 10.1186/s13756-020-0685-1.

The role of hospital environment in transmissions of multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms.

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1
National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Jln Tan Tock Seng, Singapore.
2
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Block H, CHI Level 3, 18, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308442, Singapore.
3
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang, Singapore.
4
University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
5
National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Jln Tan Tock Seng, Singapore. kalisvar_marimuthu@ttsh.com.sg.
6
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Block H, CHI Level 3, 18, Jalan Tan Tock Seng, 308442, Singapore. kalisvar_marimuthu@ttsh.com.sg.
7
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore. kalisvar_marimuthu@ttsh.com.sg.

Abstract

Infections by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms (GN) are associated with a high mortality rate and present an increasing challenge to the healthcare system worldwide. In recent years, increasing evidence supports the association between the healthcare environment and transmission of MDRGN to patients and healthcare workers. To better understand the role of the environment in transmission and acquisition of MDRGN, we conducted a utilitarian review based on literature published from 2014 until 2019.

KEYWORDS:

CRAB; CRE; Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii; Environment; Multidrug-resistant gram-negative organisms; Transmission

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