Prevalence and factors associated with rectal vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in two intensive care units in São Paulo, Brazil

Prevalence and factors associated with rectal vancomycin-resistant enterococci colonization in two intensive care units in São Paulo, Brazil

Autor Furtado, Guilherme Henrique Campos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Martins, Sinaida Teixeira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Coutinho, Ana Paula Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Wey, Sergio Barsanti Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Medeiros, Eduardo Alexandrino Servolo de Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important pathogens causing nosocomial infections, and there is reason for concern about their resistance and great ability to spread in hospital environments, especially intensive-care units (ICU). To determine the prevalence of rectal colonization by VRE, and the risk factors associated with their presence, rectal surveillance swabs were taken from patients under treatment in two intensive-care units (one medical and another both medical and surgical) at São Paulo Hospital, over a two-year period. Thirty-three percent of the 147 patients evaluated had VRE. The only significant variable in the logistic regression was the length of stay in the ICU.
Palavra-chave Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
rectal colonization
intensive care unit
Idioma Português
Data de publicação 2005-02-01
Publicado em Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases. Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases, v. 9, n. 1, p. 64-69, 2005.
ISSN 1413-8670 (Sherpa/Romeo)
Publicador Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases
Extensão 64-69
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702005000100011
Direito de acesso Acesso aberto Open Access
Tipo Artigo
SciELO S1413-86702005000100011 (estatísticas na SciELO)
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/2398

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