Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, April 17th, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "During 2001, occurrences of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) -producing Klebsiella pneunioniae isolates were detected in a single medical center (Hospital A) from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program that became endemic in long-term acute care areas and in the intensive care unit in 2002-2003.
"Between 2001 and 2003, 123 patients were infected or colonized with ESBL-positive K. pneumoniae. Resistance profiles were determined by reference broth microdilution...
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