Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae in mobile dialysis units in the medical and surgical departments of a university hospital: a case-control study.

@article{Kruse2010ExtendedspectrumBE,
  title={Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacter cloacae in mobile dialysis units in the medical and surgical departments of a university hospital: a case-control study.},
  author={E-B Kruse and Ansgar Conrad and S. Wenzler-R{\"o}ttele and Daniel Jonas and Markus Dettenkofer and Martin Wolkewitz and Elisabeth Meyer and Annerose Serr},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={33-6}
}
The objective of this case-control study was to investigate the source of contamination and risk factors for colonisation and infection during an outbreak of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacter cloacae in the University Medical Center Freiburg. A risk factor analysis was performed on 23 patients with ESBL-producing E. cloacae in the medical and surgical departments by comparing them with 46 non-colonised controls, who were matched for ward and length of hospital stay… CONTINUE READING