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As citizens, we are already tolerating enough of a surveillance culture now.
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.
Core availability times for teleworkers will be necessary in many businesses, but a surveillance culture is not appropriate.
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).
Numerous publications have documented the efficacy of various combinations of infection-control measures including improved hand hygiene, contact precautions, active surveillance cultures, education, improved environmental cleaning, and improved communication measures to reduce the burden of MRSA, VRE, and MDR-GNBs at individual institutions.
In addition, environmental cultures and active surveillance cultures (rectal swabs and respiratory samples) on all patients in the units where these isolates were identified were performed to find asymptomatic carriers or contaminated environments as potential sources of transmission.
The researchers also determined the proportion of patients with prior respiratory tract Pa colonization during the study period, among those patients who had surveillance cultures obtained.
Evalkuation of three chromogenic media (MRSA-ID, MRSA-Select and CHROMaga MRSA) and ORSAB for surveillance cultures of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
First, this study was conducted to determine normal and abnormal bacterial carriage and its level by surveillance cultures collected on admission to the ICU.
There have been government initiatives to try to decrease MRSA infections, with the most perplexing issue being that of whether or not to perform surveillance cultures on as many people as possible to eradicate MRSA from the community, as well as the hospital.

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