Preemptive Isolation Precautions of Patients at High Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Combination With Ultrarapid Polymerase Chain Reaction Screening as an Effective Tool for Infection Control.

Hallak, Ghias; Neuner, Bruno; Schefold, Joerg C.; Gorzelniak, Kerstin; Rapsch, Brigitte; Pfüller, Roland; Stengel, Dirk; Wellmann, Jürgen; Ekkernkamp, Axel; Walter, Michael (2016). Preemptive Isolation Precautions of Patients at High Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Combination With Ultrarapid Polymerase Chain Reaction Screening as an Effective Tool for Infection Control. Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 37(12), pp. 1489-1491. Cambridge University Press 10.1017/ice.2016.204

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This sequential nonrandomized intervention study investigated the role of preemptive isolation precautions plus ultrarapid polymerase chain reaction screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Compared with no prophylactic isolation plus conventional microbiology MRSA screening, nosocomial MRSA colonization and total MRSA incidence per 10,000 patient days significantly decreased. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2016;1-3.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic of Intensive Care

UniBE Contributor:

Schefold, Joerg C.

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0899-823X

Publisher:

Cambridge University Press

Language:

English

Submitter:

Mirella Aeberhard

Date Deposited:

09 Jan 2017 10:57

Last Modified:

09 Jan 2017 10:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1017/ice.2016.204

PubMed ID:

27659915

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/90453

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