The risk factors and spread of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in intubated patients in a medical intensive care unit


Alp E., Yerer M., Kocagoz S., Metan G., Esel D. , Guerol Y., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.39, no.5, pp.761-769, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0804-38
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.761-769

Abstract

Aim: Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most common causes of ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care units. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for colonization in the respiratory tract and infection with A. baumannii in a medical intensive care unit (MICU), and to examine the genetic link between strains and the spread of isolates.