Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae: A strategic roadmap for infection control

Friedman, Deb, Carmeli, Y, Walton, AL and Schwaber, MJ 2017, Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae: A strategic roadmap for infection control, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 580-594, doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.42.

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Title Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae: A strategic roadmap for infection control
Author(s) Friedman, DebORCID iD for Friedman, Deb
Carmeli, Y
Walton, AL
Schwaber, MJ
Journal name Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume number 38
Issue number 5
Start page 580
End page 594
Total pages 15
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Eng.
Publication date 2017
ISSN 0899-823X
Summary The incidence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has increased worldwide with great regional variability. Infections caused by these organisms are associated with crude mortality rates of up to 70%. The spread of CRE in healthcare settings is both an important medical problem and a major global public health threat. All countries are at risk of falling victim to the emergence of CRE; therefore, a preparedness plan is required to avoid the catastrophic natural course of this epidemic. Proactive and adequate preventive measures locally, regionally, and nationally are required to contain the spread of these bacteria. The keys to success in preventing the establishment of CRE endemicity in a region are early detection through targeted laboratory protocols and containment of spread through comprehensive infection control measures. This guideline provides a strategic roadmap for infection control measures based on the best available evidence and expert opinion, to enable preparation of a multifaceted preparedness plan to abort epidemics of CRE.
Language eng
DOI 10.1017/ice.2017.42
Field of Research 11 Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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