Environmental exposure to carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii as a risk factor for patient Acquisition of A. baumannii

Rossana Rosa, Kristopher L. Arheart, Dennise Depascale, Timothy Cleary, Daniel H. Kett, Nicholas Namias, Louis Pizano, Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino, L. Silvia Munoz-Price

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Abstract

We aimed to determine the association between environmental exposure to carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and the subsequent risk of acquiring this organism. Patients exposed to a contaminated hospital environment had 2.77 times the risk of acquiring carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii than did unexposed patients (relative risk, 2.77 [95% confidence interval, 1.50-5.13]; P p.002).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)430-433
Number of pages4
JournalInfection control and hospital epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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