Ultrasound gel as a source of hospital outbreaks: Indian experience and literature review

Conclusion: This report highlights the importance of early identification of an outbreak, prompt response of the ICU and infection control teams, sound environmental and epidemiological surveillance methods to identify the source and stringent infection control measures to control the outbreak. Contaminated ultrasound gel can be a potential source for healthcare-associated infection, which cannot be overlooked.
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionsOur investigation revealed that the outbreak of B cepacia infection was caused by drug contamination.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Whole Genome Sequence Analysis of Burkholderia contaminans FFH2055 Strain Reveals the Presence of Putative β-Lactamases. Curr Microbiol. 2019 Feb 19;: Authors: Degrossi JJ, Merino C, Isasmendi AM, Ibarra LM, Collins C, Bo NE, Papalia M, Fernandez JS, Hernandez CM, Papp-Wallace KM, Bonomo RA, Vazquez MS, Power P, Ramirez MS Abstract Burkholderia contaminans is a member of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc), a pathogen with increasing prevalence among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients and the cause of numerous outbreaks due to the use of contaminated commercial products. The antibiotic resistance d...
Source: Current Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Curr Microbiol Source Type: research
Authors: Gleeson S, Mulroy E, Bryce E, Fox S, Taylor SL, Talreja H Abstract Burkholderia cepacia is a ubiquitous, opportunistic, environmental gram-negative bacillus which most commonly affects cystic fibrosis and immunocompromised patients. Rarely, it can cause peritoneal dialysis (PD) exit-site infection (ESI). Information relating to predisposing factors, clinical course, and treatment options for B. cepacia ESIs is limited. Although reports of B. cepacia healthcare-associated infections exist, outbreaks in PD units have not previously been reported. A recent outbreak of B. cepacia ESI in our PD unit provided a ...
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
Authors: Abdallah M, Abdallah HA, Memish ZA Abstract Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is a Gram-negative bacterium commonly found in moist environments and soil. Bcc species are associated with many outbreaks in intensive care units (ICUs). In this review, we describe the sources of Bcc outbreaks among non-cystic fibrosis (CF) patients in various ICUs that include neonatal intensive care units, pediatric intensive care units and adult ICUs. Also we summarize the risk factors and outcome predictors of Bcc infection or colonization in non-CF critically ill patients. Finally, we describe the infection control measur...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2018Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, Volume 100, Issue 4Author(s): V.R. Yamunadevi, V. Ramasubramanian, P. Senthur Nambi, P. Samundeewari, N. Ramakrishnan
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study describes a detailed epidemiological and molecular characterization of an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia at a neuro-trauma intensive care unit of a level-1 trauma centre. It emphasizes stringent infection control interventions taken to successfully curb this outbreak.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
rtner B Abstract Three German patients developed nosocomial pneumonia after cardiac surgery and had Burkholderia cepacia complex detected in respiratory specimens. Two patients died of septic multi-organ failure. Whole-genome sequencing detected genetically identical B. cepacia complex strains in patient samples, from a batch of octenidine mouthwash solution, which had been used for nursing care, as well as in samples obtained from the manufacturer during production. Contamination of medical products during manufacturing may lead to international outbreaks. PMID: 30352639 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Euro Surveill - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Euro Surveill Source Type: research
Background:Burkholderia cepacia, an aerobic gram-negative bacillus, is a frequent colonizer of fluids used in the hospital ward. It poses little risk of infection to healthy people; however it is a known important opportunistic pathogen causing morbidity and mortality due to its intrinsic resistance to most of the antibiotics in hospitalized patients. Small hospital outbreaks are frequent.B. cepacia may occur as an opportunistic infection in hemato-oncology patients. Here we present an outbreak of  Burkholderia cepacia infection in hematology ward of our institute.Methods: Febrile episodes as defined by IDSA guid...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Background:Burkholderia cepacia, an aerobic gram-negative bacillus, is a frequent colonizer of fluids used in the hospital ward. It poses little risk of infection to healthy people; however it is a known important opportunistic pathogen causing morbidity and mortality due to its intrinsic resistance to most of the antibiotics in hospitalized patients. Small hospital outbreaks are frequent.B. cepacia may occur as an opportunistic infection in hemato-oncology patients. Here we present an outbreak of  Burkholderia cepacia infection in hematology ward of our institute.Methods: Febrile episodes as defined by IDSA guid...
Source: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is an emerging pathogen causes life-threatening infections in cystic fibrosis patients. This narrative review aims to highlight an update on the epidemiology, the microbiological diagnostic methods, the antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, and the most current as well the promising therapeutic options for Bcc.Although Bcc plays a role in crop growth due to its fungicidal activity and pesticide metabolizer, it has been frequently implicated in outbreaks in the United States and Worldwide due to contaminated medicines or medical devices.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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