Carbapenemresistente bacteriën overgebracht naar Nederland, Patiënten gekoloniseerd tijdens ziekenhuis opname in Roemenie

Translated title of the contribution: Carbapenem-resistant bacteria transferred to the Netherlands: Patients colonised during hospitalisation in Romania

Martine Hoogewerf*, Andries E. Budding, Angelique M.E. Spoelstra-De Man, Jos Vloemans, Wouter Rozemeijer

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Abstract

Three patients were recently transferred to two Intensive Care Units (ICUs) in the Netherlands from two different ICUs in Bucharest, Romania. The patients appeared to be colonised with several, partly identical, carbapenemase-producing bacteria (CPB) after a short hospitalisation in Romania. In this article, we show that it is important to be aware of the possibility that patients are colonised with CPB after a short hospitalisation abroad. This has consequences for infection prevention measurements, but probably also for the discontinuation of selective bowel decontamination in the ICU. Conflict of interest and financial support: ICMJE forms provided by the authors are available online along with the full text of this article.

Original languageDutch
Article numberd1124
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume161
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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