Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria

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MDRGN bacteria is an abbreviation for multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria. For hospitalized patients, and especially patients in intensive care units, these bacterial infections pose a serious and (as of 2010) rapidly emerging threat.

The above quote was taken from an interview by Luke F. Chen, at the Infectious Diseases Society of America 2010 Annual Meeting.[1] A study of MDRGN in long-term care facilities, reported in 2010, concluded that patients with severe dementia who require assistance with the activities of daily life are at high risk of MDRGN co-colonization and may be the "superspreaders" of MDRGN in these facilities.[2]

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  1. ^ Chen, Luke F. (23 Nov 2010). "The Increasing Threat of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Infections". Medscape Medical News (WebMD). Retrieved 1 Dec 2010. 
  2. ^ Graham M., Snyder; O'Fallon, E; D'Agata, EMC (21 Mar 2010). Risk Factors for Co-Colonization with Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria in a Long-Term Care Facility. Atlanta: International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections. Retrieved 1 Dec 2010.