multidrug-resistant organisms

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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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that over 2 million individuals become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and that multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) account for 23 000 deaths per year.
FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices continue to include a main focus on surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms, according to a report published online July 17 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
Antibiotic policy will reduce the development of multidrug-resistant organisms which, in turn, reduces treatment period, hospital stay, and financial burden on patient's family and finally reduces morbidity and mortality associated with VAP.
Countries in southern Europe and North America follow a less aggressive approach, emphasizing contact precautions after detection of multidrug-resistant organisms (1-4).
(2) However, with the increased prevalence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) the transmission of MDROs has increased.
"Multidrug-resistant organisms have escaped the hospital," Nicholas A.
SAN DIEGO -- Nearly half of nursing home residents harbored multidrug-resistant organisms on their skin, results from a large multicenter surveillance study showed.
Intensive-care units (ICUs) are a source of multidrug-resistant organisms, owing to the indiscriminate usage of broad-spectrum antimicrobial drugs.
Objective: To determine the impact of using colistin for multidrug-resistant organisms in neonates.
Colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms, including extended spectrum [beta]-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, are a global health problem and frequently complicate the care of wounded military personnel.

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