Volume 13, Number 8—August 2007
Risk Factors for Colonization with Extended-Spectrum β-Lactamase–producing Bacteria and Intensive Care Unit Admission
|Drug-resistant bacteria||No. ESBL colonized (%)|
|ESBL-positive clinical cultures before ICU admission†||6 (5)|
|ESBL-positive clinical cultures after colonization||29 (25)|
|Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus†||25 (21)|
|Vancomycin-resistant enterococci‡||27 (23)|
*ESBL, extended-spectrum β-lactamase; ICU, intensive care unit.
†Positive clinical cultures during the same hospital admission but before ICU admission.
‡Clinical or surveillance cultures at any time before ICU admission.
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