Wednesday, May 2, 2018

A Global Scourge! Carbapenemase Producing Organisms

Source: CBS news
For anyone seeking an excellent review article on carbepenemase producing organisms (CRE) searchno more!

I direct you to this recently published review in Clinical Infectious Diseases. The article highlights advances in laboratory detection strategies and neatly summarizes treatment strategies with combined antimicrobial therapies.

Evidence based best practices for CRE infection prevention are largely lacking. For example, the optimal duration of contact precautions remains unclear, as summarized here in our SHEA Expert Guidance Paper.

A global scourge, indeed.

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