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A prospective surveillance study for multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization in hospitalized patients at a Thai University Hospital

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, August 2018
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Title
A prospective surveillance study for multidrug-resistant bacteria colonization in hospitalized patients at a Thai University Hospital
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13756-018-0393-2
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Pinyo Rattanaumpawan, Chatiros Choorat, Kanchanaporn Takonkitsakul, Teerawit Tangkoskul, Chakrapong Seenama, Visanu Thamlikitkul

Abstract

Colonization with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria is a major risk factor for developing subsequent MDR infections. We performed a prospective surveillance study in hospitalized patients at Siriraj Hospital. Nasal cavity, throat, inguinal area and rectal swabs were obtained within the first 48-h after admission, on day-5 after hospitalization and then every 7 days until discharge. Target bacteria included extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL), carbapenem-resistant-P.aeruginosa (CR-PA), carbapenem-resistant-A.baumannii (CR-AB) and methicillin-resistant S.aureus (MRSA). From January 2013-December 2014, 487 patients were enrolled. The baseline prevalence of colonization by ESBL, CR-PA, CR-AB and MRSA at any site was 52.2%, 6.8%, 4.7% and 7.2%, respectively. After 3-week of hospitalization, the prevalence of colonization by ESBL, CR-PA, CR-AB and MRSA increased to 71.7%, 47.2%, 18.9% and 18.9%, respectively. Multivariable analysis revealed that diabetes mellitus and recent cephalosporin exposure were the independent risk factors for baseline colonization by ESBL. The independent risk factors for CR-AB and/or CR-PA colonization were cerebrovascular diseases, previous hospitalization, transfer from another hospital/a LTCF and previous nasogastric tube use, whereas those for MRSA colonization were previous fluoroquinolone exposure and previous nasogastric tube use. The baseline prevalence of colonization by ESBL was relatively high, whereas the baseline prevalence of colonization by CR-PA, CR-AB and MRSA was comparable to previous studies. There was an increasing trend in MDR bacteria colonization after hospitalization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 42 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 17%
Other 5 12%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Student > Master 5 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 10%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 11 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 26%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 7%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Other 5 12%
Unknown 10 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 July 2019.
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