Using patient risk factors to identify whether carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are caused by carbapenemase-producing organisms

Patricia J. Simner, Katherine E. Goodman, Karen C. Carroll, Anthony D. Harris, Jennifer H. Han, Pranita D. Tamma

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Abstract

Evaluatingallinpatientcarbapenem-resistantEnterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections over a 1-year period, 47% were caused by carbapenemase-producing (CP) organisms. Compared with non-CP-CRE patients, patients with CP-CRE had an 18-fold greater odds of a recent stay in a foreign health care facility and a 3-fold greater odds of transfer from a post-acute care facility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • CRE
  • Carbapenemases
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • KPC
  • MDRGN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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