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Colonisation with ESBL-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a long-term care facility over one…

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, April 2015
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Title
Colonisation with ESBL-producing and carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a long-term care facility over one year
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BMC Infectious Diseases, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12879-015-0880-5
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Catherine Ludden, Martin Cormican, Akke Vellinga, James R Johnson, Bernie Austin, Dearbháile Morris

Abstract

This study examined colonisation with and characteristics of antimicrobial-resistant organisms among residents of a long-term care facility (LTCF) over one year, including strain persistence and molecular diversity among isolates of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae. Sixty-four residents of a LTCF were recruited (51 at baseline, 13 during the year). Data on dependency levels, hospitalisations, and antimicrobial prescribing were collected. Nasal and rectal swabs and catheter urine specimens were examined quarterly, using chromogenic agars, for ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae, carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). All ESBL-producing E. coli (ESBL-EC) were characterised by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and PCR to assess for sequence type (ST) ST131, its resistance-associated H30 and H30-Rx subclones, and bla CTX-M, bla TEM, bla SHV, and bla OXA-1. The overall number of residents colonised, by organism, was as follows: ESBL-EC, 35 (55%); MRSA, 17 (27%); ESBL-producing K. pneumoniae (ESBL-KP), 5 (8%); VRE, 2 (3%) and CPE, 0 (0%). All 98 ESBL-EC isolates were H30-Rx ST131, with bla CTX-M-group 1. By PFGE, a group of 91 ESBL-EC (from 33 participants) had ≥ 85% similar profiles and resembled UK epidemic strain A/ international pulsotype PFGE812. Sequential ESBL-EC from individual residents were closely related. Six ESBL-KP isolates, from five participants, had bla CTX-M-group 1 and by PFGE were closely related. Colonisation with ESBL and MRSA was associated with location within the LTCF and previous exposure to antimicrobials. Among LTCF residents, colonisation with ESBL-EC and MRSA was common. All ESBL-EC were H30-Rx ST131, consistent with clonal dissemination.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Ethiopia 1 1%
Ireland 1 1%
Unknown 86 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 18%
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 10%
Other 7 8%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 7 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 35 40%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 9 10%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Computer Science 2 2%
Other 11 13%
Unknown 18 20%

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#7,934,598
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#2,191
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#97,889
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