Journal article

Hospital-onset Gram-negative Surveillance Program annual report, 2011.

John D Turnidge, Thomas Gottlieb, David H Mitchell, Geoffrey W Coombs, Julie C Pearson, Jan M Bell, undefined Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Commun Dis Intell Q Rep | Published : 2014


The Australian Group on Antimicrobial Resistance performs regular period-prevalence studies to monitor changes in antimicrobial resistance in selected enteric Gram-negative pathogens. The 2011 survey focussed on hospital-onset infections, examining isolates from all specimens presumed to be causing disease. In 2011, 1,827 Escherichia coli, 537 Klebsiella species and 269 Enterobacter species were tested using a commercial automated method (Vitek 2, BioMérieux) and results were analysed using Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute breakpoints from January 2012. Of the key resistances, non-susceptibilty to the third-generation cephalosporin, ceftriaxone, was found in 9.6% of E. coli and 9...

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