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Role de l'hygiène hospitalière dans la réduction de la résistance aux antibiotiques

Published in Bulletin de l'Académie nationale de médecine. 2004, vol. 188, no. 8, p. 1269-1280; discussion 1280-1261
Abstract Strategies to improve the use of antimicrobials and to limit the acquisition and spread of resistance are of paramount importance and may influence directly the epidemiology of nosocomial infections. The increasing incidence of nosocomial infections is strongly related to both suboptimal use of antimicrobials and poor compliance with optimal patient care practices. Cross-transmission of resistant bacteria in hospitals results from poor adherence to infection control measures such as hand hygiene and standard precautions, and leads to an increasing reservoir of resistant organisms, that further facilitate the development of resistance. The strategies proposed in this review target both the appropriate use of antimicrobials in order to decrease resistance acquisition, and improvements in health care practices to reduce cross-transmission.
Keywords Cross Infection/prevention & controlDrug Resistance, MicrobialGuideline AdherenceHospitals/ standardsHumansHygieneInfection Control
PMID: 15918657
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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PITTET, Didier. Role de l'hygiène hospitalière dans la réduction de la résistance aux antibiotiques. In: Bulletin de l'Académie nationale de médecine, 2004, vol. 188, n° 8, p. 1269-1280; discussion 1280-1261. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9418

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