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OBJECTIVES To analyse the epidemiology of isolates of serotype 6C among invasive pneumococci isolated from children and adults in Spain between 1997 and 2009, and to characterize serotype 6C clones and macrolide and quinolone resistance mechanisms. METHODS Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined following CLSI guidelines. Phenotypic characterization(More)
Virulent hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae strains associated with the magA and rmpA genes have mainly emerged in Asia. We analysed the frequency and the clinical and molecular epidemiology of K. pneumoniae bacteraemia isolates obtained over a 7-year period (2007-2013). Fifty-three of 878 K. pneumoniae invasive isolates (5.4%) showed a hypermucoviscous(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine changes in mortality among adults with invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) after introducing pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) in children. METHODS An active surveillance of adults with culture-proven IPD in Barcelona. Serotype-specific mortality and rates of disease and death were analysed in three periods: baseline(More)
In this study we describe the clinical and molecular characteristics of an outbreak due to carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CR-KP) producing CTX-M-15 and OXA-48 carbapenemase. Isogenic strains, carbapenem-susceptible K. pneumoniae (CS-KP) producing CTX-M-15, were also involved in the outbreak. From October 2010 to December 2012 a total of 62(More)
Multi-drug resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates are associated with nosocomial infections, in which colonized patients act as a reservoir and source of cross-infection for other patients. In this study, the antimicrobial susceptibility of K. pneumoniae was tested by microdilution using the commercial method MicroScan (Siemens). The genetic relatedness(More)
A prospective laboratory-based multicenter study that collected all adult invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) episodes from 6 Spanish hospitals before (2008-2009) and after (2012-2013). The 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) licensure was conducted in order to analyze the impact of PCV13 introduction for children on adult IPD. A total of 1558(More)
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