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Colonization pressure: a critical parameter in the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

, : Colonization pressure: a critical parameter in the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Critical Care 16(4): 142-142

The recognition of colonization pressure as an important risk factor for acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU, including Acinetobacter species, has major consequences for our understanding of risk factor analyses. Moreover, the importance of colonization pressure underpins the role of cross-transmission in the dynamics of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU, which has major consequences for the evaluation of the effectiveness of infection control measures.


PMID: 22849650

DOI: 10.1186/cc11417

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