Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Tract Colonization with Extended-Spectrum ?-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species in Hospitalized Patients.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Dec;33(12):1242-5
Authors: Han JH, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Weiner MG, Hu B, Tolomeo P, Lautenbach E
We describe the prevalence of and risk factors for colonization with extended-spectrum ?-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species (ESBL-EK) in hospitalized patients. The prevalence of colonization with ESBL-EK was 2.6%. Colonization was associated with cirrhosis, longer duration of hospital stay prior to surveillance, and prior exposure to clindamycin or meropenem.
PMID: 23143363 [PubMed - in process]