In Our Hospitals Things Are Getting Critical

Cdcp Resistant Strains Spread

The chart from the Centers for Disease Control (Fig. 3.2) shows the increase in multiply resistant staph (MRSA), enterococci (VRE) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (FQRP) over the last 30 years in US hospital intensive care units. The ICU is the last place we want to see very resistant pathogens, and yet this is where they seem to be the most frequent. Table 3.1 below shows the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control on frequency of resistance of these and other pathogens to key antibiotics....