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The first major extended‐spectrum β‐lactamase outbreak in Scandinavia was caused by clonal spread of a multiresistant Klebsiella pneumoniae producing CTX‐M‐15
Between May and December 2005, 64 multidrug‐resistant isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae were detected from patients admitted to Uppsala University Hospital. This represented a dramatic increase inExpand
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Transfer of an Escherichia coli ST131 multiresistance cassette has created a Klebsiella pneumoniae-specific plasmid associated with a major nosocomial outbreak.
OBJECTIVES To characterize the complete sequence, horizontal spread and stability of the CTX-M-15-encoding multiresistance plasmid of a Klebsiella pneumoniae strain involved in a large nosocomialExpand
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Surgical site infections in standard neurosurgery procedures– a study of incidence, impact and potential risk factors
Abstract Objectives. Surgical site infections (SSIs) may be devastating for the patient and they carry high economic costs. Studies of SSI after neurosurgery report an incidence of 1–11%. However,Expand
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Time to review the gold standard for genotyping vancomycin-resistant enterococci in epidemiology: Comparing whole-genome sequencing with PFGE and MLST in three suspected outbreaks in Sweden during
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are a challenge to the health-care system regarding transmission rate and treatment of infections. VRE outbreaks have to be controlled from the first casesExpand
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A case–control study of risk factors for urinary acquisition of Klebsiella pneumoniae producing CTX-M-15 in an outbreak situation in Sweden
Abstract A retrospective case–control study was initiated at Uppsala University Hospital in 2006 during a major outbreak caused by a Klebsiella pneumoniae strain producing CTX-M-15. To identify riskExpand
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The adenosine triphosphate method as a quality control tool to assess 'cleanliness' of frequently touched hospital surfaces.
BACKGROUND The adenosine triphosphate (ATP) method is widely accepted as a quality control method to complement visual assessment, in the specifications of requirements, when purchasing cleaningExpand
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Hospital outbreak control requires joint efforts from hospital management, microbiology and infection control.
An outbreak of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae producing the extended-spectrum beta-lactamase CTX-M15 affected 247 mainly elderly patients in more than 30 wards in a 1000-bedded swedishExpand
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Outcomes following the implementation of a quality control campaign to decrease sternal wound infections after coronary artery by-pass grafting
BackgroundCoronary artery by-pass grafting (CABG) remains the optimal strategy in achieving complete revascularization in patients with complex coronary artery disease. However, sternal woundExpand
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Enterobacteriaceae Producing Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases : Aspects of Detection, Epidemiology and Control
Enterobacteriaceae belong to the normal enteric flora in humans and may cause infections. Escherichia coli is the leading urinary tract pathogen with septicaemic potential, whereas Klebsiella pneumExpand
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Legionellosis acquired through a dental unit: a case study.
In 2012, an elderly immunocompromised man died from legionellosis at a hospital in Uppsala, Sweden. The patient had visited a dental ward at the hospital during the incubation period. Legionella spp.Expand
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