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.
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J Antimicrob Chemother 2013 Sep 14;68(9):2144-53. Epub 2013 May 14.
Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
Objectives: To study the acquisition of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) among the faecal flora during travel, with a focus on risk factors, antibiotic susceptibility and ESBL-encoding genes.
Methods: An observational prospective multicentre cohort study of individuals attending vaccination clinics in south-east Sweden was performed, in which the submission of faecal samples and questionnaires before and after travelling outside Scandinavia was requested. Faecal samples were screened for ESBL-PE by culturing on ChromID ESBL and an in-house method. Read More
J Travel Med 2016 Feb 8;23(2):tav024. Epub 2016 Feb 8.
Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany,
Background: International travel contributes to the spread of multidrug-resistant microorganisms including extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE). We assessed the proportion of faecal carriers of ESBL-PE among 211 patients with gastrointestinal symptoms who returned to Berlin, Germany, after international travel.
Methods: ESBL-PE were screened for on chromogenic agar, antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed, and ESBL-genes were genotyped. Read More
BMC Infect Dis 2012 Mar 9;12:53. Epub 2012 Mar 9.
Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University of Liège, CHU Sart-Tilman (B23), B-4000 Liege, Belgium.
Background: There is no information regarding the resistance mechanisms of extended-spectrum ß-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae in community setting in Cameroon. The current study aimed to determine the proportion of ESBLs in Enterobacteriaceae isolated in the community and to analyse some risk factors associated with ESBL carriage.
Methods: Faecal samples were collected from 208 different outpatients and 150 healthy student volunteers between 3 January and 3 April 2009. Read More
Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1206-13
Department of Medical Microbiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.
A prospective cohort study was performed among travelers from the Netherlands to investigate the acquisition of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CP-E) and extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) and associated risk factors. Questionnaires were administered and rectal swab samples were collected and tested before and after traveler return. Of 370 travelers, 32 (8. Read More