Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1206-13
Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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Int J Med Microbiol 2015 Jan 9;305(1):148-56. Epub 2014 Dec 9.
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Leipzig University Hospital, Liebigstr. 21, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany.
Two hundred and twenty-five healthy German volunteers traveling to 53 different countries (mostly in Asia, Africa and South America) were enrolled in a prospective cohort study. Stool samples and data on potential travel-associated risk factors (such as type of travel, nutritional habits, occurrence of gastroenteritis) were collected before and after traveling. Screening for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) was performed using selective media (CHROMagar™ ESBL/CPE plates). Read More
J Antimicrob Chemother 2013 May;68 Suppl 1:i57-65
Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 0J9.
Objectives: To assess the proportion of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae from Canadian hospitals that produce extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs), AmpC β-lactamases and carbapenemases, as well as to describe the patterns of antibiotic resistance and molecular characteristics of these organisms.
Methods: Some 5451 E. coli and 1659 K. Read More
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2010 Sep 14;54(9):3564-8. Epub 2010 Jun 14.
Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medical Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
Foreign travel has been suggested to be a risk factor for the acquisition of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. To our knowledge, this has not previously been demonstrated in a prospective study. Healthy volunteers traveling outside Northern Europe were enrolled. Read More
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2013 Aug 10;57(8):4010-8. Epub 2013 Jun 10.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A case-case-control study was conducted to identify independent risk factors for recovery of Escherichia coli strains producing CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamases (CTX-M E. coli) within a large Southeastern Michigan medical center. Unique cases with isolation of ESBL-producing E. Read More