Detection of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus and carbapenemase-producing enterobacteria in Danish Emergency Departments – evaluation of national screening guidelines

ConclusionThe national screening tools were of limited use since the majority of MRSA and CPE carriers will pass unidentified through the ED, and many patients will be isolated unnecessarily.
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

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Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
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Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Drug resistance Antibiotics Medical research Cannabis Science UK news Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Materials Chemistry and Physics - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
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