A Neglected Issue: Mechanical Ventilation and Drug-Resistant Pathogen Burden
A new study highlights the growing threat of drug-resistant pathogens, particularly in healthcare settings, and underscores the need for enhanced surveillance and intervention strategies to combat these emerging and resistant infectious diseases.
There increasing concern of antimicrobial resistance and the emergence of drug-resistant pathogens, such as Candida auris.
A study conducted by the University of Maryland and the Maryland Department of Health reveals that patients receiving mechanical ventilation in healthcare settings are particularly vulnerable to colonization by drug-resistant pathogens, including Acinetobacter baumannii and carbapenem-resistant A baumannii (CRAB).
The findings underscore the urgent need for increased surveillance and infection prevention efforts, especially in healthcare and long-term care facilities.
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