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The Emergence of Resistant Strains of Acinetobacter baumannii: Clinical and Infection Control Implications

  • Marie Eve Dy (a1), Jill A. Nord (a1), Vincent J. LaBombardi (a2) and Jay W. Kislak (a1)

Abstract

A prospective study was undertaken to determine colonization rates, susceptibility profiles, and outcomes in patients with clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii. Fifty percent of patients became colonized with A baumannii, and 29% of these patients had clinical and colonizing isolates with discordant susceptibility profiles, without apparent relation to antibiotic use. Barrier infection control measures are necessary to prevent nosocomial transmission.

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St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, 153 West 11th St, Cronin 1003, New York, NY 10011

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