Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sensitivity of perianal swabs for MDR-GNR
Quick last abstract from ICAAC. Graham Snyder et al. from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston enrolled 35 patients with known multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria in clinical cultures (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter cloacae, Proteus mirabilis, and Morganella morganii). Each patient received a perianal swab. The sensitivity was 79%. It was a small study with the usual caveats.
Conflict of Interest: Graham was a medical resident that I worked and published with at Maryland.