Detection and termination of an extended low-frequency hospital outbreak of GIM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST111 in Germany.

@article{Wendel2015DetectionAT,
  title={Detection and termination of an extended low-frequency hospital outbreak of GIM-1-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa ST111 in Germany.},
  author={Andreas F. Wendel and Susanne Kolbe-Busch and Sofija Ressina and Roland R Schulze-R{\"o}bbecke and Detlef Kindgen-Milles and Christel Lorenz and Klaus Pfeffer and Colin R MacKenzie},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={635-9}
}
BACKGROUND Metallo-β-lactamase German imipenemase-1 (GIM-1)-mediated carbapenem resistance is emerging in Germany but has not spread beyond a very localized region. The aim of this study was to describe the first outbreak of an extensively drug-resistant GIM-1-carrying Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain affecting 29 patients in a tertiary care hospital from 2002-2013. METHODS The outbreak was studied retrospectively and prospectively by a combination of molecular methods (carbapenemase polymerase… CONTINUE READING
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