Outbreak of multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection following urodynamic studies traced to contaminated transducer

E. Bilavsky, I. Pfeffer, J. Tarabeia, V. Schechner, J. Abu-Hanna, G. Grisaru-Soen, D. Schwartz, S. Navon-Venezia, Y. Carmeli

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Abstract

We report a nosocomial outbreak of urinary tract infection by extremely drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa, susceptible only to colistin. Infection in three patients followed urodynamic studies. Two of the three patients were children, one of whom also developed urosepsis. The investigation led to detection of contaminated pressure transducers. Genotyping confirmed that patient and transducer isolates were identical. These transducers were not labelled as 'single use only' despite the possibility that contaminated urine may reflux and mix with the fluid in the device. The issue of re-usable versus single-use urodynamic devices is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-346
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Hospital Infection
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Urodynamic studies
  • Urology outbreak

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