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Vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Canada: results from the Canadian nosocomial infection surveillance program, 1999-2005.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18241031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Surveillance for vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in sentinel Canadian hospitals has been conducted since 1999. From 1999 to 2005, the rate of VRE detection increased from 0.37 to 1.32 cases per 1,000 patients admitted, and the rate of VRE infection increased from 0.02 to 0.05 cases per 1,000 patients admitted. Thirty-three percent of all patients with VRE detected that were reported during 1999-2005 were identified in 2005, with increases seen in all regions of Canada. Although the incidence rate of VRE carriage in Canada is increasing, it remains very low.
Authors:
Marianna Ofner-Agostini; B Lynn Johnston; Andrew E Simor; John Embil; Anne Matlow; Michael Mulvey; Debbie Ormiston; John Conly;
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0899-823X     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-08     Completed Date:  2008-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-4     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Affiliation:
Centre for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Canada / epidemiology
Carrier State / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Cross Infection / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Enterococcus* / drug effects,  isolation & purification
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Hospitals
Humans
Incidence
Sentinel Surveillance
Vancomycin Resistance*
Investigator
Investigator/Affiliation:
David Boyd / ; Elizabeth Bryce / ; John Conly / ; Gordon Dow / ; John Embil / ; Joanne Embree / ; Charles Frenette / ; Michael Gardam / ; Denise Gravel / ; Elizabeth Henderson / ; James Hutchinson / ; Michael John / ; Lynn Johnston / ; Pamela Kibsey / ; Joanne Langley / ; Mark Loeb / ; Anne Matlow / ; Allison McGeer / ; Sophie Michaud / ; Mark Miller / ; Dorothy Moore / ; Michael Mulvey / ; Marianna Ofner-Agostini / ; Shirley Paton / ; Virginia Roth / ; Andrew Simor / ; Jacob Stegenga / ; Kathryn Suh / ; Geoffrey Taylor / ; Eva Thomas / ; Nathalie Turgeon / ; Mary Vearncombe / ; Karl Weiss / ; Alice Wong / ; Dick Zoutman /

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