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An outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated respiratory infections due to contaminated food coloring dye--further evidence of the significance of gastric colonization preceding nosocomial pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7673649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An outbreak of ventilator-associated Pseudomonas aeruginosa respiratory infections in an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital was found to be associated with contaminated food coloring dye. Serotyping and bacteriocin typing indicated that the same strain of Pseudomonas was isolated from the food dye and from the respiratory cultures of the majority of patients. This observation lends credence to the importance of gastric colonization preceding pneumonia in ventilated patients.
T M File; J S Tan; R B Thomson; C Stephens; P Thompson
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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:  16     ISSN:  0899-823X     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-18     Completed Date:  1995-10-18     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:  417-8     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
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MeSH Terms
Cross Infection / epidemiology,  microbiology*
Disease Outbreaks*
Equipment Contamination
Food Coloring Agents / adverse effects
Food Contamination*
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / adverse effects
Ohio / epidemiology
Pseudomonas Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology*
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / isolation & purification*
Respiratory Tract Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology*
Stomach / microbiology
Ventilators, Mechanical / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Food Coloring Agents

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