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Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens associated with healthcare-associated infections: summary of data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and
OBJECTIVE To describe antimicrobial resistance patterns for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) during 2009-2010. METHODS CentralExpand
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Antimicrobial-Resistant Pathogens Associated With Healthcare-Associated Infections: Summary of Data Reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network at the Centers for Disease Control and
OBJECTIVE To describe antimicrobial resistance patterns for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that occurred in 2011-2014 and were reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention'sExpand
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Burden of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States.
BACKGROUND The magnitude and scope of Clostridium difficile infection in the United States continue to evolve. METHODS In 2011, we performed active population- and laboratory-based surveillanceExpand
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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: epidemiology and prevention.
Over the past 10 years, dissemination of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) has led to an increase in the prevalence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in the United States.Expand
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Comparison of Seven Techniques for Typing International Epidemic Strains of Clostridium difficile: Restriction Endonuclease Analysis, Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, PCR-Ribotyping, Multilocus
ABSTRACT Using 42 isolates contributed by laboratories in Canada, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, we compared the results of analyses done with seven Clostridium difficileExpand
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Evaluation of Methods To Identify the Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase in Enterobacteriaceae
ABSTRACT The Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenem (KPC) β-lactamase occurs in Enterobacteriaceae and can confer resistance to all β-lactam agents including carbapenems. The enzyme may confer low-levelExpand
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Toxinotype V Clostridium difficile in Humans and Food Animals
Such strains are uncommon causes of severe human disease but may be increasing in incidence.
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Epidemiology of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae in 7 US Communities, 2012-2013.
IMPORTANCE Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are increasingly reported worldwide as a cause of infections with high-mortality rates. Assessment of the US epidemiology of CRE is needed toExpand
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New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase-producing carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli associated with exposure to duodenoscopes.
IMPORTANCE Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) producing the New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM) are rare in the United States, but have the potential to add to the increasing CRE burden.Expand
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Characterization of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates Collected in 2005 and 2006 from Patients with Invasive Disease: a Population-Based Analysis
ABSTRACT This study characterizes 1,984 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates collected in 2005 and 2006 from normally sterile sites in patients with invasive MRSA infection.Expand
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