Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252470
Title:
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011.
Authors:
Burns, K; Morris, D; Murchan, S; Cunney, R; Smyth, E; Power, M; Schaffer, K; Collins, C; Sheahan, A; Cormican, M; Fitzpatrick, F
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Microbiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Critical Care Programme, Quality and Safety Directorate, Health Service Executive, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: burnskaren@yahoo.co.uk.
Citation:
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011. 2012: J. Hosp. Infect.
Journal:
The Journal of hospital infection
Issue Date:
10-Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/252470
DOI:
10.1016/j.jhin.2012.09.015
PubMed ID:
23149057
Abstract:
The epidemiology of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Ireland is changing, with an increase in the number of reported cases in late 2010 and early 2011. Reported cases were predominantly linked to critical care units. In June 2011, a four-week national pilot survey took place in 40 Irish critical care units (37 adult and three paediatric) to examine the prevalence of rectal carriage of CPE and inform national CPE screening guidelines. A total of 760 screening swabs were taken over the study period, and CPE were not detected in any of the participating critical care units.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1532-2939

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBurns, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurchan, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCunney, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Een_GB
dc.contributor.authorPower, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchaffer, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheahan, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCormican, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, Fen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T14:52:40Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-16T14:52:40Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-10-
dc.identifier.citationCarbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011. 2012: J. Hosp. Infect.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-2939-
dc.identifier.pmid23149057-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jhin.2012.09.015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/252470-
dc.description.abstractThe epidemiology of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) in Ireland is changing, with an increase in the number of reported cases in late 2010 and early 2011. Reported cases were predominantly linked to critical care units. In June 2011, a four-week national pilot survey took place in 40 Irish critical care units (37 adult and three paediatric) to examine the prevalence of rectal carriage of CPE and inform national CPE screening guidelines. A total of 760 screening swabs were taken over the study period, and CPE were not detected in any of the participating critical care units.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of hospital infectionen_GB
dc.titleCarbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Irish critical care units: results of a pilot prevalence survey, June 2011.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Microbiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Critical Care Programme, Quality and Safety Directorate, Health Service Executive, Dublin, Ireland. Electronic address: burnskaren@yahoo.co.uk.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of hospital infectionen_GB

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