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Prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae in respiratory samples from patients with tracheostomy in a long-term-care facility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22837316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We aimed to study the prevalence of Streptococcus pneumoniae in respiratory samples from institutionalized patients with chronic tracheostomy. A total of 264 pairs of nasopharyngeal and endotracheal cultures were collected. There was no difference in the proportion of positive cultures between children (21%) and adults (18%). However, the proportion of positive endotracheal cultures was higher than that of nasopharyngeal cultures in adults (18% versus 3%, respectively; P < 0.001) but not in children (17% in both sites).
Amos Adler; Debby Ben-David; Mitchell J Schwaber; Samira Masarwa; David Schwartz; Nurith Porat; Tali Kotlovsky; Maya Shklyar; Nikolay Polivkin; Irina Weinberg; Avraham Lazary; Nissim Ohana; Ron Dagan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-07-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical microbiology     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1098-660X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-14     Completed Date:  2013-01-09     Revised Date:  2013-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505564     Medline TA:  J Clin Microbiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3368-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Center for Infection Control, Ministry of Health, Tel Aviv, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Long-Term Care / methods
Middle Aged
Nasopharynx / microbiology
Pneumococcal Infections / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Streptococcus pneumoniae / isolation & purification*
Trachea / microbiology
Tracheostomy / adverse effects*
Young Adult

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