Carbapenem-resistantEnterobacteriaceaeat a low prevalence tertiary care center: Patient-level risk factors and implications for an infection prevention strategy

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Abstract

Limited treatment options and a growing global threat from carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections illustrate the importance of understanding the epidemiology of CRE. Using a retrospective chart review and point prevalence testing demonstrated specific patient risk factors for CRE-positive clinical cultures in a tertiary medical center with a low CRE prevalence.

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