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dc.contributor.authorWright, Claire Louise*
dc.contributor.authorSnelling, Anna M.*
dc.contributor.authorNewton, L.*
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Kevin G.*
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-13T12:22:01Z
dc.date.available2011-05-13T12:22:01Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWright, C. L., Snelling, A. M., Newton, L. and Kerr, K. G. (2008). Water-associated nosocomial infections. British Journal of Intensive Care. Summer, pp. 64-67.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/4882
dc.descriptionyesen_US
dc.description.abstractIt is estimated that 5-10% of hospitalised patients in developed countries contract hospital acquired infections (HAI). Increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance manifested by many HAI-causing pathogens such as Acinetobacter spp in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting present a significant challenge to those managing these infections. Consequently, much attention has been focused on the prevention of HAIs. Particular emphasis has been placed on interventions intended to interrupt patient-to-patient transmission of pathogens, such as enhanced hand hygiene and identification of patients colonised with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using rapid DNA-based screening techniques. However, comparatively little attention has been given to the hospital environment, including water supplies, as a source of nosocomial pathogens of importance for patients on the critical care unit. This article reviews the role of hospital water sources in the epidemiology of HAI and new technologies which can be employed in the prevention and control of such infections.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://www.greycoatpublishing.co.uk/content/Journals/BJIC.aspen_US
dc.rights© 2008 Greycoat Publishing. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectResistance, bacterialen_US
dc.subjectIntensive care unit (ICU)en_US
dc.subjectHospital water sourcesen_US
dc.subjectMicrobiologyen_US
dc.subjectHospital-acquired infectionsen_US
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectAntimicrobial resistanceen_US
dc.subjectNosocomial infectionsen_US
dc.titleWater-associated nosocomial infections.en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-07-19T04:26:25Z


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