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.

link to medpage article

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