The relevance of sink proximity to toilets on the detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase inside sink drains

Blake W. Buchan, Mary Beth Graham, Jill Lindmair-Snell, Jennifer Arvan, Nathan A. Ledeboer, Rahul Nanchal, Luisa Munoz-Price

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Abstract

We report a higher prevalence of blaKPC in patient room sink drains located next to toilets (87.0%) when compared with sink drains located farther away from toilets (21.7%) using direct polymerase chain reaction assay. However, culture methods were only able to recover blaKPC-positive isolates from 16% of polymerase chain reaction–positive drains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Patients' Rooms
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Polymerase Chain Reaction
carbapenemase

Keywords

  • Carbapenem-resistant organisms
  • Disinfection
  • Kpc
  • Pipes
  • Sink drains
  • Sinks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Buchan, B. W., Graham, M. B., Lindmair-Snell, J., Arvan, J., Ledeboer, N. A., Nanchal, R., & Munoz-Price, L. (Accepted/In press). The relevance of sink proximity to toilets on the detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase inside sink drains. American Journal of Infection Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.06.021

The relevance of sink proximity to toilets on the detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase inside sink drains. / Buchan, Blake W.; Graham, Mary Beth; Lindmair-Snell, Jill; Arvan, Jennifer; Ledeboer, Nathan A.; Nanchal, Rahul; Munoz-Price, Luisa.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, 01.01.2018.

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Buchan, Blake W. ; Graham, Mary Beth ; Lindmair-Snell, Jill ; Arvan, Jennifer ; Ledeboer, Nathan A. ; Nanchal, Rahul ; Munoz-Price, Luisa. / The relevance of sink proximity to toilets on the detection of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase inside sink drains. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2018.
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