An outbreak of Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter in the burn intensive care unit of a large tertiary care center
Risk factors for Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter (MDRA) acquisition were studied in patients in a burn intensive care unit (ICU) where there was an outbreak of MDRA. Forty cases were matched with eighty controls based on length of stay in the Burn ICU and statistical analysis was performed on data for several different variables. Matched analysis showed that mechanical ventilation, transport ventilation, number of intubations, number of bronchoscopy procedures, total body surface area burn, and prior Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization were all significant risk factors for MDRA acquisition. ^ MDRA remains a significant threat to the burn population. Treatment for burn patients with MDRA is challenging as resistance to antibiotics continues to increase. This study underlined the need to closely monitor the most critically ill ventilated patients during an outbreak of MDRA as they are the most at risk for MDRA acquisition.^
Biology, Microbiology|Health Sciences, Public Health
"An outbreak of Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter in the burn intensive care unit of a large tertiary care center"
(January 1, 2011).
Texas Medical Center Dissertations (via ProQuest).