Although adequate, some elaboration on the extent of the VRE and MRSA individual infections world-wide in Introduction and discussion would have achieved a better impact in the minds of the reader. Such an elaboration becomes essential taking into consideration that these kinds of publications are read not only by clinicians but also by researchers worldwide working in non-medical areas, as well.
In the aims of the study, patient-to-patient transmission, one of the major routes of nosocomial infections, was not included. This becomes vital taking into observation that some of the patients included in the study were transferred from another hospital to University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) [see table 1] and from UMMC to other hospitals and elsewhere. Without including this particular parameter, the authors suggest limiting of patient-to-patient transmission as a remedial measure.
In the laboratory methods, a reference to the mentioned method of culturing is missing. If the method adopted is novel, the same should have been mentioned at appropriate places. ...Show more