The movement of patients within cystic fibrosis centers appeared likely to be an important risk factor for the acquisition of shared P. aeruginosa strain infections, according to study results.
conducted a cross-sectional study to assess the movement of patients with cystic fibrosis infected with P. aeruginosa between September 2007 and June 2010.
“Our study shows that the movement of patients with cystic fibrosis between different healthcare settings seems to be an important risk factor for the acquisition of transmissible P. aeruginosa infections,” Timothy J. Kidd, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University in the UK, told Healio.com/Pulmonology.
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