Surveillance in Taiwan using molecular epidemiology for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.

@article{Yu2004SurveillanceIT,
  title={Surveillance in Taiwan using molecular epidemiology for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae.},
  author={Wen-Liang Yu and Patricia L. Winokur and Ronald N. Jones and H{\'e}lio S. Sader},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 10},
  pages={812-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate intrahospital and interhospital clonal dissemination of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae. SETTING Eight tertiary-care university hospitals and 16 regional hospitals in Taiwan. METHODS Two hundred eleven confirmed ESBL-producing isolates of K. pneumoniae were collected from January 1998 to June 2000. The isolates were characterized by various typing methods, including antibiogram (9 antimicrobial agents), computer-based… CONTINUE READING