Occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in the European survey of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE): a prospective, multinational study.

@article{Grundmann2017OccurrenceOC,
  title={Occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in the European survey of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (EuSCAPE): a prospective, multinational study.},
  author={Hajo Grundmann and Corinna Glasner and Barbara Albiger and David M. Aanensen and Chris T Tomlinson and Arjana Tambi{\'c} Andra{\vs}evi{\'c} and Rafael Cant{\'o}n and Yehuda Carmeli and Alexander W. Friedrich and Christian G. Giske and Youri Glupczynski and Marek Gniadkowski and David Martin Livermore and Patrice L. Nordmann and Laurent Poirel and Gian Maria Rossolini and Harald Seifert and Alkiviadis C. Vatopoulos and Timothy R. Walsh and Neil Woodford and Dominique Louis Monnet},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          153-163
        }
}
BACKGROUND Gaps in the diagnostic capacity and heterogeneity of national surveillance and reporting standards in Europe make it difficult to contain carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. We report the development of a consistent sampling framework and the results of the first structured survey on the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in European hospitals. METHODS National expert laboratories recruited hospitals with diagnostic capacities… CONTINUE READING

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