Sue-Yun Kim

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OBJECTIVES To identify risk factors for the respiratory acquisition of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae among patients admitted to a neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) and to modify them without changing general infection control measures. DESIGN Nested case-control and intervention study. SETTING A(More)
BACKGROUND Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a significant nosocomial pathogen and is commonly isolated in the hospital environment. We investigated the risk factors for a bloodstream pseudooutbreak of S maltophilia in a general ward. METHODS On November 24 and 25, 2005, 7 patients without evidence of sepsis were reported as positive for blood culture with(More)
We compared trends of annual resistance rates calculated from results for all isolates and for the first isolate of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Acinetobacter baumannii per patient over a 3-year period from 2001 through 2003. Antimicrobial susceptibility results of inpatients were extracted from a computerized database. Annual(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine the clinical implications of a positive central venous catheter (CVC) tip culture with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MRAB) in patients without concurrent bacteremia. METHODS This retrospective, multicenter study was conducted in 9 teaching hospitals in the Republic of Korea from May 2008(More)
Primary community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) endocarditis has rarely been reported in healthy individuals without risk factors, such as skin and soft tissue infections, and intravenous drug abuse. We describe a case of infective endocarditis by CA-MRSA (ST72-PVL negative-SCCmec IVA) in previously healthy individuals(More)
This report describes an outbreak involving vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonization in 2 separate intensive care units (ICUs). Outbreak investigation including pulsed-field gel electrophoresis demonstrated that transfer of a vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium colonized patient between ICUs contributed to the outbreaks that occurred(More)
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