multidrug-resistant organisms

multidrug-resistant organisms

antimicrobial resistance, such as in methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant enterococcis.

mul·ti·drug-re·sis·tant or·gan·isms

(mŭl'tē'drŭg-rē-zis'tănt ōr'găn-izmz)
Bacteria and other microorganisms that have developed resistance to many antimicrobial drugs (e.g., methicillin/oxacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae).
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Researchers from Western Sydney University in Australia conducted a pilot study using three different sampling methods in a busy intensive care unit (ICU) in an attempt to discover if and where multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) might still be lurking in spite of routine environmental cleaning.
June 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clorox Healthcare will be among the stakeholders participating in a White House Forum tomorrow in support of ongoing public and private efforts to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), many of which are caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs).
Patients infected with these multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) typically have increased mortality, increased hospital length of stay, and higher hospital costs than patients infected with susceptible organisms.
Xie J, Ma X, Huang Y, et al Value of American Thoracic Society guidelines in predicting infection or colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in critically ill patients.
The 'garden variety' multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as Methiciilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) continue to be identified in the LTC population and cause a variety of infections," says Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, president of Infection Control Consulting Services in Delray Beach, Fla.
cloacae in this sample were exposed to an LTAC and concomitantly were colonized or infected with other multidrug-resistant organisms (9).
Discovery of a fungus capable of rendering these multidrug-resistant organisms incapable of further infection is huge," says Irena Kenneley, a microbiologist and infectious disease specialist.
Valentine said the machine wasn't something the hospital budgeted for, but sought after noticing an increasing number of patients entering the hospital from rehab or long term facilities with highly resistant multidrug-resistant organisms.
have been asked to comment on several unresolved issues regarding the use of ASC as a strategy to prevent the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) in hospitals.
Summary: ABU DHABI - Antibiotic resistance in the emirate and the spread of multidrug-resistant organisms has reached "very concerning high level", according to the preliminary results of the Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Resistance.
You hear in the newspapers and newscasts daily about antibiotic-resistant microorganisms that get labeled as multidrug-resistant organisms or extremely multidrug-resistant organisms.

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