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Screening for Intestinal Carriage of Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae in Critically Ill Patients: Expected Benefits and Evidence-based Controversies

Zahar, Jean-Ralph ; Blot, Stijn ; Nordmann, Patrice ; Martischang, Romain ; Timsit, Jean-François ; Harbarth, Stephan ; Barbier, François

In: Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2018, p. -

The rising burden of intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections due to extended- spectrum beta-lactamase–producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) strengthens the requirement for efficient prevention strategies. The detection of intestinal carriage of ESBL-E through active surveillance cultures (ASC) and the implementation of contact precautions (CP) in carriers are currently advocated in...

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