Ute Wagner-Eibel

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In this retrospective study, the occurrence and genetic relatedness of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ST398 in Austrian MRSA patients was investigated. From 2002 to 2008, 14 MRSA ST398 were detected. First occurrence of MRSA ST398 was already found in 2004. Spa ribotyping assigned 12 isolates to spa type t011 and 1 each to spa type t034(More)
To the Editor: In many parts of the world, the proportions of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and extended-spectrum βlactamase (ESBL)–producing organisms in the family Enterobacteriaceae have increased remarkably during recent years (1). However, proportions of antimicrobial drug resistance vary(More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common hereditary lung disease in the Caucasian population, characterized by viscous bronchial secretion, consecutive defective mucociliary clearance, and unavoidable colonization with microorganisms. Besides Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterial species colonizing the CF respiratory(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-limiting inherited disease in Caucasian populations. While pathological changes can be seen in various organs, morbidity and mortality are mainly related to the respiratory tract, with patients suffering from chronic bronchopulmonary infections with characteristic pathogens including Staphylococcus(More)
OBJECTIVES An increase of severe infections caused by Streptococcus dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis (SDSE) similar to infections caused by Streptococcus pyogenes has been reported over the last years. Little is known about infections with SDSE in Austria. Therefore, we investigated a collection of 113 SDSE invasive and non-invasive isolates from different(More)
Antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae has increased worldwide but varies within geographical regions. We conducted a retrospective analysis of resistance in S. pneumoniae over a 12-year period to assess local and temporal trends in antibacterial resistance. From 1997 to 2008, a total of 1814 non-duplicate S. pneumoniae isolates were identified(More)
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