Clinical and microbiological characteristics of bloodstream infections due to AmpC β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae: an active surveillance cohort in a large centralized Canadian region

@inproceedings{Chaubey2014ClinicalAM,
  title={Clinical and microbiological characteristics of bloodstream infections due to AmpC β-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae: an active surveillance cohort in a large centralized Canadian region},
  author={Vikas P. Chaubey and Johann D D Pitout and Bruce R. Dalton and Daniel B. Gregson and Terry Ross and Kevin B Laupland},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to describe the clinical and microbiological characteristics of bloodstream infections (BSIs) due to AmpC producing Enterobacteriaceae (AE) in a large centralized Canadian region over a 9-year period. METHODS An active surveillance cohort design in Calgary, Canada. RESULTS A cohort of 458 episodes of BSIs caused by AE was assembled for analysis. The majority of infections were of nosocomial origin with unknown sources. Enterobacter spp. was the… CONTINUE READING
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