Targeted surveillance to identify children colonized with vancomycinresistant enterococcus in the pediatric intensive care unit

Aaron M. Milstone, Lisa L. Maragakis, Karen C. Carroll, Trish M. Perl

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Abstract

Performing admission surveillance cultures is a resource-intensive strategy to identify asymptomatic patients with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonization. We measured VRE prevalence among children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. Targeted surveillance captured 94% of VRE-colonized children and may be an effective strategy to identify VRE carriers and facilitate pediatric infection prevention strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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