Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 25, issue 1, P181-200 2011 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.11.006 View full text
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Courtney Hebert, Stephen G. Weber

Abstract: Curbing antibiotic resistance is a challenge in health care today. Infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms are estimated to cause 12,000 deaths and cost 3.5 billion dollars in excess health care costs in the United States annually. This article focuses on relevant infection control measures for vancomycin-resistant enterococci, multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections, and Clostridium difficile. Common control strategies targeting these pathogens are reviewed and opportunities for research and m…

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