Multi-drug-resistant organisms in nursing homes

Based on a study of 234 nursing home residents, on average 74 years of age, a study finds that the use of antibiotics was linked to the primary colonization of multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs), which in turn increased the potential for colonization and infection by other MDROs, suggesting that interactions among MDROs should be considered when designing strategies to reduce their spread.

Article #17-10235: “Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms,” by Joyce Wang, Betsy Foxman, Lona Mody, and Evan S. Snitkin.