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Infections and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes.

Infections and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes.

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Infections and antibiotic resistance in nursing homes. L E Nicolle , L J Strausbaugh and R A Garibaldi Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. SUMMARY Infections occur frequently in nursing home residents. The most common infections are pneumonia, urinary tract infection, and skin and soft tissue infection. Aging-associated physiologic and pathologic changes, functional disability, institutionalization, and invasive devices all contribute to the high occurrence of infection. Antimicrobial agent use in nursing homes is intense and usually empiric. All of these factors contribute to the increasing frequency of antimicrobial agent-resistant organisms in nursing homes. Programs that will limit the emergence and impact of antimicrobial resistance and infections in nursing homes need to be developed. CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Facebook Google+ Mendeley Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter What's this? « Previous | Next Article » Table of Contents This Article Clin. Microbiol. Rev. January 1996 vol. 9 no. 1 1-17 » Abstract PDF Services Email this article to a colleague Similar articles in ASM journals Alert me when this article is cited Alert me if a correction is posted Similar articles in this journal Similar articles in Web of Science Similar articles in PubMed Alert me to new issues of CMR Download to citation manager Reprints and Permissions Copyright Information Books from ASM Press MicrobeWorld Citing Articles Load citing article information Citing articles via Web of Science Citing articles via Google Scholar Google Scholar Articles by Nicolle, L. E. Articles by Garibaldi, R. A. Search for related content PubMed PubMed citation Articles by Nicolle, L. E. Articles by Garibaldi, R. A. Related Content Load related web page information Social Bookmarking CiteULike Connotea Delicious Digg Facebook Google+ Mendeley Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter What's this? current issue October 2011, volume 24, issue 4 Alert me to new issues of CMR About CMR Subscribers Authors Reviewers Advertisers Inquiries from the Press Permissions & Commercial Reprints ASM Journals Public Access Policy CMR RSS Feeds 1752 N Street N.W. • Washington DC 20036 202.737.3600 • 202.942.9355 fax • journals@asmusa.org Print ISSN: 0893-8512 Online ISSN: 1098-6618 Copyright © 2011 by the American Society for Microbiology. For an alternate route to CMR .asm.org, visit: http://intl- CMR .asm.org | More Info» var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-5821458-6"); pageTracker._trackPageview();
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