Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Switzerland: a nation-wide survey.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2C0F90CC8994
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in Switzerland: a nation-wide survey.
Journal
Antimicrobial resistance and infection control
Author(s)
Buetti N., Wassilew N., Rion V., Senn L., Gardiol C., Widmer A., Marschall J.
Working group(s)
for Swissnoso
Contributor(s)
Balmelli C., Eisenring M.C., Harbarth S., Kuster S.P., Spicher V.M., Pittet D., Ruef C., Sax H., Schlegel M., Schweiger A., Troillet N., Zanetti G.
ISSN
2047-2994 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
2047-2994
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
8
Pages
16
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
This nation-wide survey on the epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) included 142 healthcare institutions and showed an increasing number of VRE colonizations and infections in Switzerland, probably for the most part due to nosocomial dissemination. The introduction and spread of a new clone, gaps in VRE screening policies as well as heterogeneity regarding the management of VRE clusters may be possible explanations.
Keywords
Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology, Communicable Diseases, Emerging/epidemiology, Communicable Diseases, Emerging/microbiology, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/epidemiology, Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections/microbiology, Humans, Switzerland/epidemiology, Vancomycin/pharmacology, Vancomycin Resistance, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci/classification, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci/drug effects, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci/genetics, Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci/isolation & purification, Hospital-acquired, Nosocomial, Outbreak, ST796, VRE, Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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15/02/2019 17:59
Last modification date
06/03/2020 6:20
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