Risk factors for carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae colonization of asymptomatic carriers on admission to an Italian rehabilitation hospital

A. Rossini, S. G. Di Santo, M. F. Libori, V. Tiracchia, M. P. Balice, A. Salvia

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Abstract

The spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) has become a worldwide problem. Early identification and isolation of asymptomatic carriers are important for infection prevention and control measures. All inpatients (N= 1427) admitted to 'Fondazione Santa Lucia' Rehabilitation Hospital in 2014 were screened by rectal swab; 10.2% of them were CPE-colonized. The multivariate analysis on anamnestic data showed that both previous admission to an intensive care unit (odds ratio: 4.04; 95% confidence interval: 2.20-7.44; P<0.001) or post-acute care hospitals (2.88; 1.74-4.77; P<0.001) and presence of a central venous catheter (2.19; 1.34-3.59; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume92
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Carbapenemase
  • Carriage
  • Rehabilitation
  • Resistance epidemiology
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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