surveillance culture


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surveillance culture

The sampling of patients on admission into a hospital admission or an intensive care unitfor the presence of particular microorganisms (such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. or vancomycin-resistant enterococci).
Synonym: active surveillance culture
See also: culture
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It is also difficult to perform additional surveillance cultures in the hospital setting because we have conducted elimination procedures to manage bacterial spread.
The term surveillance culture has appeared before, but it has yet to be treated as a broad phenomenon in its own right and theorized as a development distinct from others, such as surveillance state and surveillance society.
Most patients who remained positive for an MRSA culture were found with the first active surveillance culture, less than 4% were detected subsequently with a repeat surveillance or clinical culture and this percentage also decreased over time.
([dagger]) MRSA colonized: patients who had MRSA grow in an admission nasal surveillance culture or in any clinical culture within 3 days of PICU admission.
The only risk factor that predicted subsequent positive ESBL clinical culture was the amount of time in the hospital between positive surveillance culture and hospital discharge (OR 1.03 per additional day, 95% CI 1.01 1.06).
Co-colonization was defined as a VRE-positive perirectal surveillance culture with an MRSA-positive anterior nares surveillance culture collected concurrently.
In a recent study, 14% of VRE-colonized patients progressed to infection within 15 days of a positive surveillance culture (2).
Automatic digital plate reading for surveillance cultures. J Clin Microbiol 54:2424-2426.
When surveillance cultures are used to discontinue isolation precautions, more than one negative culture is required before discontinuing CP
Although the recipient was clinically stable without signs of infection, blood cultures and surveillance cultures (from the groin and rectal areas) were collected.
aureus from surveillance cultures of the anterior nares.

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