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The effect of terminal cleaning on environmental contamination rates of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23199726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We evaluated the prevalence of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii environmental contamination before and after discharge cleaning in rooms of infected/colonized patients. 46.9% of rooms and 15.3% of sites were found contaminated precleaning, and 25% of rooms and 5.5% of sites were found contaminated postcleaning. Cleaning significantly decreased environmental contamination of A baumannii; however, persistent contamination represents a significant risk factor for transmission. Further studies on this and more effective cleaning methods are needed.
Paula Strassle; Kerri A Thom; J Kristie Johnson; J Kristie Johnsonm; Surbhi Leekha; Matthew Lissauer; Jingkun Zhu; Anthony D Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of infection control     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1527-3296     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Infect Control     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-05-03     Revised Date:  2013-12-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8004854     Medline TA:  Am J Infect Control     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1005-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Acinetobacter Infections / microbiology
Acinetobacter baumannii / drug effects,  isolation & purification*
Disinfection / methods*
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial*
Environmental Microbiology*
Health Services Research
Housekeeping, Hospital / methods*
Patients' Rooms*
Grant Support
Erratum In:
Am J Infect Control. 2013 Sep;41(9):852
Note: Johnsonm, J Kristie [corrected to Johnson, J Kristie]

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