Acinetobacter baumannii

Association between environmental contamination of patient rooms and occupant status

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Nicholas Namias, Timothy Cleary, Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino, Dennise DePascale, Kristopher L. Arheart, Jesabel I. Rivera, Yohei Doi

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Abstract

We aimed to determine the association between the presence of Acinetobacter baumannii in patient rooms and the carrier status of the occupants. Fifty-six (39%) of 143 rooms with A. baumannii- positive patients had results positive for A. baumannii. Only 49 (10%) of 485 rooms with A. baumannii-negative patients were positive (odds ratio, 5.72[95%confidence interval,3.66-8.96];P <.0001).Clinical and environmental isolates shared pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-520
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number5 SPL
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-05-2013
Externally publishedYes

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Acinetobacter baumannii
Patients' Rooms
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Munoz-Price, L. Silvia ; Namias, Nicholas ; Cleary, Timothy ; Fajardo-Aquino, Yovanit ; DePascale, Dennise ; Arheart, Kristopher L. ; Rivera, Jesabel I. ; Doi, Yohei. / Acinetobacter baumannii : Association between environmental contamination of patient rooms and occupant status. In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2013 ; Vol. 34, No. 5 SPL. pp. 517-520.
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In: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 5 SPL, 01.05.2013, p. 517-520.

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