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A comparison of multifaceted versus Clostridium difficile-focused VRE surveillance strategies in a low-prevalence setting.
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PMID:  11379713     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We compared our current screening strategy for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) with a focused strategy that screens all stool samples sent for Clostridium difficile toxin assay but limits rectal swab screening to wards with new VRE cases detected via C. difficile samples. The proposed strategy detects 72.7% of new VRE cases, with substantial cost savings.
K C Katz; M A Gardam; J Burt; J M Conly
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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:  22     ISSN:  0899-823X     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-29     Completed Date:  2001-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804099     Medline TA:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  219-21     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Department of Medicine, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Clostridium Infections / diagnosis*,  epidemiology
Clostridium difficile / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Enterotoxins / isolation & purification*
Feces / microbiology*
Hospitals, University
Infection Control / methods
Population Surveillance / methods*
Vancomycin Resistance*
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