International prospective study of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: implications of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production in nosocomial Infections.

@article{Paterson2004InternationalPS,
  title={International prospective study of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteremia: implications of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase production in nosocomial Infections.},
  author={David L Paterson and Wen-Chien Ko and Anne Von Gottberg and Sunita Mohapatra and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Casellas and Herman Goossens and Lutfiye Mulazimoglu and Gordon Trenholme and Keith P. Klugman and Robert A. Bonomo and Louis B. Rice and Marilyn M. Wagener and Joseph G. McCormack and Victor L. Yu},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={140 1},
  pages={26-32}
}
BACKGROUND Commonly encountered nosocomially acquired gram-negative bacteria, especially Klebsiella pneumoniae, produce extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) as an antibiotic resistance mechanism. OBJECTIVE To determine whether microbiology laboratories should report the presence of ESBLs and to establish the infection-control implications of ESBL-producing organisms. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING 12 hospitals in South Africa, Taiwan, Australia, Argentina, the United… CONTINUE READING
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