pseudomonas aeruginosa and serratia marcescens contamination associated with a manufacturing defect in bronchoscopes.several outbreaks and pseudo-outbreaks of pseudomonas aeruginosa and serratia marcescens infections associated with bronchoscopy have been reported. we conducted an investigation of p. aeruginosa and s. marcescens isolates related to bronchoscopy at a community hospital.200312529461
epidemic serratia marcescens in a neonatal intensive care unit: importance of the gastrointestinal tract as a reservoir.between a march and december of 1979, and outbreak of infections due to multiply antibiotic resistant serratia marcescens took place in a 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit. fifteen neonates suffered major infections (sepsis, meningitis and pneumonia) with one death, and 20 suffered minor infections (conjunctivitis, cystitis, wound infections). epidemiologic investigation failed to reveal a common source; s. marcescens, however, ws isolated from an employee's hand, emollient skin cleanser, suct ...19827042624
an outbreak of nosocomial infection due to multiply resistant serratia marcescens: evidence of interhospital spread.interhospital spread appeared to be responsible for a large epidemic of infections due to a strain of serratia marcescens that was resistant to all currently available parenteral antibiotics. between april 1, 1973 and january 1, 1975, 210 patients in four geographically separate hospitals in nashville, tennessee, were infected with the epidemic strain; 21 patients were bacteremic and eight died. catheter-associated urinary tract infection accounted for the majority of isolates, and broad-spectru ...1976787446
epidemiology of infections caused by gentamicin-resistant enterobacteriaceae and pseudomonas aeruginosa over 15 years at the nashville veterans administration medical center.nosocomial infections and gentamicin resistance were surveyed over 15 years at nashville veterans administration medical center, and trends for enterobacteriaceae and pseudomonas aeruginosa were contrasted. analysis of approximately 6,000 nosocomial infections indicated that four-fifths were caused by aerobic gram-negative bacilli. three hospital-wide outbreaks caused by enterobacteriaceae occurred; these three outbreaks were due to serratia marcescens, klebsiella pneumoniae, and enterobacter cl ...19873321357
outbreaks of serratia and klebsiella infections. 1977324424
nosocomial epidemics seriatim. multidrug-resistant bacteria and r factors. 1977324422
sequential hospitalwide outbreaks of resistant serratia and klebsiella infections.late in 1973 at the nashville veterans administration hospital, an intrusion of serratia marcescens infections that were resistant to gentamicin sulfate and other antimicrobial agents occurred. this abated somewhat, only to be superseded by another wave of multiply-resistant infections due to klebsiella pneumoniae beginning in the spring of 1974. approximately 400 patients had substantial infections with these organisms during the 2 1/4 year period, imposing considerable morbidity and mortality. ...1977324421
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