The evaluation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci and carbapenamase producing Klebsiella colonization among ICU-Hospitalized Patients

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Karasin G., Bayram Y., Parlak M., Aypak C., Akgul M., Guducuoglu H.

AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.21, no.4, pp.1662-1668, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4314/ahs.v21i4.20
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Index Islamicus, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1662-1668
  • Keywords: Carbapenam resistant klebsiella pneumoniae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, intensive care units, MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION, PNEUMONIAE COLONIZATION, EPIDEMIOLOGY, CARBAPENEMASE, SURVEILLANCE, VANA
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Multi-drug resistant organisms, especially Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and Carbapenam Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC), are serious health threat. Early detection of resistant bacteria colonization among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) not only enables effective treatment but more importantly prevents disease and limits transmission. Therefore, we aimed to to assess the frequency of VRE and KPC colonization via rectal swab sampling.