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Investigation of healthcare-acquired infections associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in taps in neonatal units in Northern Ireland

Investigation of healthcare-acquired infections associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in taps in neonatal units in Northern Ireland
Investigation of healthcare-acquired infections associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in taps in neonatal units in Northern Ireland
P. aeruginosa was predominantly found in biofilms in flow straighteners and associated components in the tap outlets and was a possible source of the infections observed. Healthcare providers should be aware that water outlets can be a source of P. aeruginosa contamination and should take steps to reduce such contamination, monitor it and have strategies to minimize risk to susceptible patients.
0195-6701
16-23
Walker, J.T.
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Jhutty, A.
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Parks, S.
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Willis, C.
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Copley, V.
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Turton, J.F.
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Hoffman, P.N.
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Bennett, A.M.
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Walker, J.T.
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Willis, C.
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Turton, J.F.
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Walker, J.T., Jhutty, A., Parks, S., Willis, C., Copley, V., Turton, J.F., Hoffman, P.N. and Bennett, A.M. (2014) Investigation of healthcare-acquired infections associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms in taps in neonatal units in Northern Ireland. Journal of Hospital Infection, 86 (1), 16-23. (doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2013.10.003). (PMID:24284020)

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Abstract

P. aeruginosa was predominantly found in biofilms in flow straighteners and associated components in the tap outlets and was a possible source of the infections observed. Healthcare providers should be aware that water outlets can be a source of P. aeruginosa contamination and should take steps to reduce such contamination, monitor it and have strategies to minimize risk to susceptible patients.

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Published date: January 2014
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 361249
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/361249
ISSN: 0195-6701
PURE UUID: 4ff42b1c-dcdb-4b8f-b696-745442501866

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Date deposited: 16 Jan 2014 11:44
Last modified: 23 May 2019 16:30

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Author: J.T. Walker
Author: A. Jhutty
Author: S. Parks
Author: C. Willis
Author: V. Copley
Author: J.F. Turton
Author: P.N. Hoffman
Author: A.M. Bennett

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