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Antibiotic resistance monitoring: a laboratory perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10920637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Efficient monitoring of antimicrobial resistance (AR) can produce timely and important data and information that will benefit patients and could assist in the detection of a bioterrorist event. The microbiology laboratory staff of the largest U.S. Air Force medical facility attempted to improve AR monitoring at their hospital by reviewing their current capabilities and the capabilities of other available monitoring systems. The systems reviewed included the DataTrac System (Vitek bioMérieux, Hazelwood, Missouri) and the military Composite Health Care System, which were already in use, and the WHONET 5 (World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland) and The Surveillance Network (MRL Pharmaceutical Services, Herndon, Virginia). The Surveillance Network was selected for incorporation into the hospital AR monitoring program with modifications to comply with military command requirements. Information gathered during the review and selection process are presented and may be helpful to others who are looking to improve their hospital AR monitoring programs.
Authors:
S Trevino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  165     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-21     Completed Date:  2000-09-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Disease Identification and Management Element/Microbiology, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, TX 78236, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Biological Warfare
Clinical Laboratory Information Systems
Drug Resistance, Microbial*
Humans
Laboratories* / organization & administration
Microbiology* / organization & administration
Military Medicine
Population Surveillance / methods*

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