French regional surveillance program of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli: results from a 2-year period

@article{Pantel2014FrenchRS,
  title={French regional surveillance program of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli: results from a 2-year period},
  author={Alix Pantel and Adeline Boutet-Dubois and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Jean-Pierre and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Marchandin and Albert Sotto and J.-P. Lavigne},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={2285-2292}
}
In February 2011, the CARB-LR group was created as a sentinel laboratory-based surveillance network to control the emergence of carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (CR GNB) in a French Southern Region. We report the epidemiological results of a 2-year study. All the Gram-negative bacilli isolates detected in the different labs (hospital and community settings) of a French Southern Region and with reduced susceptibility to ertapenem and/or imipenem were characterised with regard to… CONTINUE READING