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Data from the German Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance system (ARS) and statutory notification of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in blood cultures are presented. ARS is a voluntary laboratory-based surveillance system providing resistance data of all clinical pathogens and sample types from hospitals and ambulatory care. Statutory(More)
Im Jahr 2007 wurde am Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) die Infrastruktur von ARS – „Antibiotika-Resistenz-Surveillance in Deutschland“ – entwickelt und installiert. Laboratorien, die Proben aus medizinischen Versorgungseinrichtungen mikrobiologisch untersuchen, übermitteln die in der Routinediagnostik erhobenen Resistenzergebnisse bakterieller Erreger in(More)
BACKGROUND In view of the currently increasing rates of antibiotic resistance, we studied the factors that affect the prescribing of specific antibiotics for uncomplicated cystitis in outpatient care. METHODS A nationwide cross-sectional survey of physicians in private practice in various specialties (internal medicine, general medicine, surgery,(More)
BACKGROUND Recent analysis of trends of non-invasive infections with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), of trends of MRSA infections in outpatient settings and of co-resistance profiles of MRSA isolates are scarce or lacking in Germany. METHODS We analysed data from the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (ARS). We included in(More)
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