Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae across a hospital system: impact of post-acute care facilities on dissemination.

@article{Prez2010CarbapenemresistantAB,
  title={Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae across a hospital system: impact of post-acute care facilities on dissemination.},
  author={Federico P{\'e}rez and Andrea Endimiani and Amy J. Ray and Brooke K Decker and Christopher J Wallace and Kristine M. Hujer and David J. Ecker and Mark D. Adams and Philip Toltzis and Michael J. Dul and Anne R. Windau and Saralee Bajaksouzian and Michael R Jacobs and Robert A. Salata and Robert A. Bonomo},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={
          1807-18
        }
}
BACKGROUND Resistance to carbapenems among Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae presents a serious therapeutic and infection control challenge. We describe the epidemiology and genetic basis of carbapenem resistance in A. baumannii and K. pneumoniae in a six-hospital healthcare system in Northeast Ohio. METHODS Clinical isolates of A. baumannii and K. pneumoniae distributed across the healthcare system were collected from April 2007 to April 2008. Antimicrobial susceptibility… 

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