Prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms in migrant children admitted to an Italian cardiac surgery department, 2015-2016

E. Costa, M. Tejada, P. Gaia, M. Cornetta, A. Moroni, E. Carfora, R. Valaperta, C. De Siena, N. Moussaidi, G. Isgrò, A. Frigiola

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Abstract

Screening on hospital admission to identify multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) colonization is a frequently discussed topic. We report the results of microbiological screening in 141 Italian and 354 migrant children candidates for cardiac surgery conducted in 2015-2016. In all, 25% of Italian children and more than 65.4% of African and Romanian children carried at least one MDRO (meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; extended-spectrum β-lactamase enzymes; carbapenemase producers; and vancomycin-resistant enterococci). Based on our findings, we propose that non-geographically limited approaches are needed to improve infection prevention and control.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Infection control
  • MDRO screening
  • Migrants
  • Multidrug resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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