Country-to-country transfer of patients and the risk of multi-resistant bacterial infection

Rogers, Benjamin A., Aminzadeh, Zohreh, Hayashi, Yoshiro and Paterson, David L. (2011) Country-to-country transfer of patients and the risk of multi-resistant bacterial infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 53 1: 49-56. doi:10.1093/cid/cir273


Author Rogers, Benjamin A.
Aminzadeh, Zohreh
Hayashi, Yoshiro
Paterson, David L.
Title Country-to-country transfer of patients and the risk of multi-resistant bacterial infection
Journal name Clinical Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1058-4838
1537-6591
Publication date 2011-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/cid/cir273
Volume 53
Issue 1
Start page 49
End page 56
Total pages 8
Place of publication Cary, NC, United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Management of patients with a history of healthcare contact in multiple countries is now a reality for many clinicians. Leisure tourism, the burgeoning industry of medical tourism, military conflict, natural disasters, and changing patterns of human migration may all contribute to this emerging epidemiological trend. Such individuals may be both vectors and victims of healthcare-associated infection with multiresistant bacteria. Current literature describes intercountry transfer of multiresistant Acinetobacter spp and Klebsiella pneumoniae (including Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase- and New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-producing strains), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and hypervirulent Clostridium difficile. Introduction of such organisms to new locations has led to their dissemination within hospitals. Healthcare institutions should have sound infection prevention strategies to mitigate the risk of dissemination of multiresistant organisms from patients who have been admitted to hospitals in other countries. Clinicians may also need to individualize empiric prescribing patterns to reflect the risk of multiresistant organisms in these patients.
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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