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
Pages (from-to)309-312
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2018

Keywords

  • Infection control
  • MDRO screening
  • Migrants
  • Multidrug resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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