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dc.typeArtigo de periódicopt_BR
dc.titleLow Prevalence Of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci Colonization In Intensive Care Patients In A Brazilian Teaching Hospital.pt_BR
dc.contributor.authorTresoldi, Antonia Tpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCardoso, Luis Gustavo Opt_BR
dc.contributor.authorCastilho, Giane Vpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorDantas, Sônia R P Ept_BR
dc.contributor.authorvon Nowakonski, Angelapt_BR
dc.contributor.authorPereira, Ricardo Mpt_BR
dc.contributor.authorTrabasso, Plíniopt_BR
unicamp.authorAntonia T Tresoldi, Clinical Hospital, Medical Science Faculty, State University of Campinas, SP, Brazil. tresoldi@hc.unicamp.brpt_BR Gustavo O Cardoso,pt V Castilho,ptônia R P E Dantas,pt von Nowakonski,pt M Pereira,ptínio Trabasso,pt
dc.subjectAnti-bacterial Agentspt_BR
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolpt_BR
dc.subjectCross Infectionpt_BR
dc.subjectGram-positive Bacterial Infectionspt_BR
dc.subjectHospitals, Teachingpt_BR
dc.subjectIntensive Care Unitspt_BR
dc.subjectMiddle Agedpt_BR
dc.subjectRisk Factorspt_BR
dc.subjectVancomycin Resistancept_BR
dc.description.abstractVancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are important pathogens involved in nosocomial infections. Colonization precedes infection and the number of colonized individuals is about 10 times higher than the number of infected patients. We examined VRE colonization in two intensive care units from October 2003 to June 2004. Perirectal swab specimens were obtained from all patients, starting on the 5th day after admission, and then weekly. A total of 249 swabs were obtained from 112 patients. Nine patients had VRE-positive swabs, giving a positive rate of 8.0%. The rate of patients colonized by V-R E. faecalis was 1.8% (n=2), 4.5% by V-R E. gallinarun (n=5) and 1.8% by V-R E. casseliflavus (n=2). No V-R E. faeciun was isolated. None of the patients that had been colonized by VRE were found to be infected by these pathogens. In summary, a low prevalence of colonization by VRE was found in our institution. Only a structured surveillance program, based on active searching, was able to detect this low number of cases.en
dc.relation.ispartofThe Brazilian Journal Of Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication Of The Brazilian Society Of Infectious Diseasespt_BR
dc.relation.ispartofabbreviationBraz J Infect Dispt_BR
dc.identifier.citationThe Brazilian Journal Of Infectious Diseases : An Official Publication Of The Brazilian Society Of Infectious Diseases. v. 10, n. 4, p. 239-41, 2006-Aug.pt_BR
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