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The use of antibiotic drugs was studied in university teaching hospitals in Tartu, Estonia, Huddinge, Sweden and Badajoz, Spain. Data on drug deliveries to hospital wards during 1992 are presented in defined daily doses (DDD) per 100 bed-days (DDD/100 bed-days). In addition, the time trends of antibiotic use in Tartu University Hospital from 1992 to 1995(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of our study was to investigate and control an outbreak and identify risk factors for colonization and infection with Serratia marcescens in two departments in Tartu University Hospital. METHODS The retrospective case-control study was conducted from July 2005 to December 2006. Molecular typing by pulsed field gel electrophoresis was(More)
Estonian concentrated HIV epidemic started in August 2000 when rare HIV-1 CRF06_cpx was introduced into the population of intravenous drug users (IDUs). The majority of these HIV-positive subjects are likely co-infected with HCV but the prevalence of HCV and its genotypes during HIV concentrated epidemic in Estonia is largely unknown. The Estonian HIV(More)
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