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Antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in Brazil: focus on β-lactams and polymyxins

Overview of attention for article published in Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, December 2016
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Title
Antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in Brazil: focus on β-lactams and polymyxins
Published in
Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, December 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.10.002
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Authors

Jorge Luiz Mello Sampaio, Ana Cristina Gales

Abstract

During the last 30 years there has been a dissemination of plasmid-mediated β-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae in Brazil. Extended spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) are widely disseminated in the hospital setting and are detected in a lower frequency in the community setting. Cefotaximases are the most frequently detected ESBL type and Klebsiella pneumoniae is the predominant species among ESBL producers. Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae became widely disseminated in Brazil during the last decade and KPC production is currently the most frequent resistance mechanism (96.2%) in carbapenem resistant K. pneumoniae. To date KPC-2 is the only variant reported in Brazil. Polymyxin B resistance in KPC-2-producing K. pneumoniae has come to an alarming rate of 27.1% in 2015 in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase was detected in Brazil in 2013, has been reported in different Brazilian states but are not widely disseminated. Antimicrobial resistance in Enterobacteriaceae in Brazil is a very serious problem that needs urgent actions which includes both more strict adherence to infection control measures and more judicious use of antimicrobials.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 283 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 57 20%
Student > Bachelor 48 17%
Researcher 23 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 6%
Other 50 17%
Unknown 70 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 44 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 40 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 22 8%
Other 26 9%
Unknown 85 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 November 2016.
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#9,893,119
of 12,355,257 outputs
Outputs from Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
#269
of 363 outputs
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#188,012
of 267,571 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
#11
of 24 outputs
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