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Month: April 2019

WHEN THE CHOICE IS MADE TO PROTECT IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS WITH POINT OF USE FILTERS, DO NOT FORGET SOME CRITICAL POINTS.

WHEN THE CHOICE IS MADE TO PROTECT IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS WITH POINT OF USE FILTERS, DO NOT FORGET SOME CRITICAL POINTS.

In a very interesting paper published by the University Hospital of Montpellier (Tracking the spread routes of opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens in a haematology unit with water points-of-use protected by antimicrobial filters. Baranovsky S. et al. Journal of Hospital Infection,2018,98,53-59) the confirmation of the necessity to not forget some critical points in the water safety plan is scientifically proven. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of water filtration in daily practice and to track secondary non-filtered…

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Environmentals Reservoirs of persisting Carbapenemase-Producing Bacteria.

Environmentals Reservoirs of persisting Carbapenemase-Producing Bacteria.

Reservoirs of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are of great importance for the risk of a « naive » new patient to be contaminated when hospitalized in the room of a previously colonized or infected patient by an extended- spectrum betalactamase-producing bacteria. This risk may be considered near to 2 for this naive new patient in comparison to the risk encountered when hospitalized in a room previously occupied by a non-infected patient. This is particularly hazardous in case of gram negative carbapenemase-producing bacteria (CPB) which…

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