Community Acquired Infections Colonization vs Infection

Pulsed field gel electrophoresis has been successfully used as a tool to investigate community-acquired infections or colonizations and the epidemiological relatedness of strains within the community, school, or day-care centers.[20,21] We conducted an epidemiological study of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in our community.1-22-1 A total of 103 isolates from patients in two Manhattan hospitals were compared with 23 isolates from the hands of community residents by analysis of antimicrobial resistance patterns and PFGE genotyping. The antibiogram results showed that 36.6% of hospital isolates were multidrug resistant, whereas those from the community were not (p <0.005). Pulsed field gel electro-phoresis genotyping indicated that more than half of the isolates from both hospitals were either indistinguishable or closely related. However, hospital strains were found to be unrelated to most of the community isolates (p<0.001).

The results showed that Acinetobacter strains recovered from patients in the hospitals were not acquired from the community and suggested that the hospital environment harbored a reservoir for epidemic A. baumannii strains.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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