A survey on practices for active surveillance of carriage of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospitals in the Autonomous Community of Valencia, Spain

Collection Location Koleksi E-book & E-Journal Perpustakaan Pusat Unila
Edition Vol. 37, Issue. 10
Call Number
ISBN/ISSN 1435-4373
Author(s) Tormo, Nuria...[et al.]
Subject(s) Biomedicine
Classification NONE
Series Title
GMD E-Journal
Language English
Publisher Springer
Publishing Year 2018
Publishing Place Switzerland
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Abstract/Notes Abstract
A questionnaire-based cross-sectional study was conducted to gather information on current microbiological practices
for active surveillance of carriage of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria in hospitals from 14 health departments of the
Autonomous Community of Valencia (ACV), Spain, which together provided medical attention to 3,271,077 inhabitants
in 2017, approximately 70% of the population of the ACV. The survey consisted of 35 questions on MDR bacteria
screening policies, surveillance approach chosen (universal vs. targeted), and microbiological methods and processes in
use for routine detection and reporting of colonization by MDR bacteria, including the anatomical sites scheduled to be
sampled for each MDR bacterial species, and the methodology employed (culture-based, molecular-based, or both). Our
study revealed striking differences across centers, likely attributable to the lack of consensus on optimal protocols for
sampling, body sites for screening, and microbiological testing, thus underscoring the need for consensus guidelines on
these issues.
Keywords Multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria . Surveillance cultures . Chromogenic agar media . Molecular testing . MDR
bacteria transmission
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