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Prevalence and Acquisition of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in a Medical Intensive Care Unit

  • David Gardiner (a1), Sheila Murphey (a1), Elizabeth Ossman (a1) and Donald Jungkind (a1)
Abstract

Patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit during 21 days had rectal and urine samples cultured for vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). The prevalence rate was 55.3%. Only enteral feedings were associated with acquisition of VRE. One-quarter of VRE transmission resulted from acquisition in the study unit, 35% arrived from other units, and 15% from other hospital.

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Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, 455 First Avenue, 7th Floor, Room 730, New York, NY10016
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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