Influx of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae into the hospital.

@article{BenAmi2006InfluxOE,
  title={Influx of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing enterobacteriaceae into the hospital.},
  author={Ronen Ben-Ami and Mitchell James Schwaber and Shiri Navon-Venezia and David F. Schwartz and Michael Giladi and Inna Chmelnitsky and Azita Leavitt and Yehuda Carmeli},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 7},
  pages={
          925-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of infections caused by extended-spectrum beta -lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae is increasing worldwide. The influx of these bacteria into hospitals has major implications for infection-control and empirical treatment strategies. METHODS Isolates from 2 patient cohorts--patients with gram-negative bacteremia within 2 days after admission and patients screened for fecal colonization at admission--were assessed for ESBL production. ESBL phenotype was… CONTINUE READING
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