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Low Prevalence of VRE Gastrointestinal Colonization of Hospitalized Patients in Manitoba Tertiary Care and Community Hospitals
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bowel colonization in hospitalized patients in Manitoba who had stool specimens collected for Clostridium difficile toxin and/or culture ...
Mutant Prevention Concentrations of Doripenem and Meropenem Alone and in Combination with Colistin (Polymyxin E), Levofloxacin and Tobramycin in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
BACKGROUND: With a limited number of available antimicrobial agents to treat Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections, the prevention of emergence of antimicrobial resistance and its subsequent spread is critical. In the present ...
Antimicrobial Susceptibility of 6685 Organisms Isolated from Canadian Hospitals: CANWARD 2007
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in North American hospitals as well as hospitals worldwide. OBJECTIVES: To assess the antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of commonly used agents against the 20 ...
Susceptibility of Community Gram-Negative Urinary Tract Isolates to Mecillinam and Other Oral Agents
OBJECTIVE: To determine the susceptibility of community outpatient Gram-negative urinary tract isolates to mecillinam and other commonly used oral agents.DESIGN AND SETTING: The study was a laboratory-based study of ...
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Adults
Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) are important causes of morbidity and mortality, with mortality rates approaching 62%. HAP and VAP are the second most common cause of nosocomial ...
Prevalence of Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens in Canadian Hospitals: Results of the Canadian Ward Surveillance Study (CANWARD 2007)
BACKGROUND: Canadian hospitals as well as hospitals worldwide are increasingly faced with antibiotic-resistant pathogens, including multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains. OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of pathogens, ...
Characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolates Obtained from Patients in Canadian Hospitals: Results of the CANWARD 2007 Study
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important nosocomial pathogen. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility profile of P aeruginosa isolates obtained from patients in different ...
ESBL Genotypes in Fluoroquinolone-Resistant and Fluoroquinolone-Susceptible ESBL-Producing Escherichia coli Urinary Isolates in Manitoba
OBJECTIVE: Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli are increasingly common in nosocomial and community settings. Furthermore, fluoroquinolone (FQ) and even multidrug resistance (MDR) appear to ...
Introduction to CANWARD 2007
Differences in Antimicrobial Susceptibility in Escherichia coli from Canadian Intensive Care Units Based on Regional and Demographic Variables
OBJECTIVES: Escherichia coli resistance to antimicrobials varies according to many factors. E coli isolates from Canadian intensive care units (ICUs) were studied to determine the distribution and demographics associated ...