Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) isolated from bean sprouts in the Netherlands

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Community-acquired carriage and infections due to extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) are increasing worldwide, resulting in increased morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. The origins of community-acquired ESBL-E car- riage and infections remain unclear. Bean sprouts are a potential source of Enterobacteria- ceae for the community, as illustrated by outbreaks of pathogenic Enterobacteriaceae in the past. The current study focuses on contamination […]

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  • op 9 september 2018
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Prevalence of healthcare-associated infections in Dutch nursing homes: follow up 2010 – 2017

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Following the first point prevalence study in Dutch nursing homes conducted each November from 2007 to 2009, we conducted a follow-up point prevalence study of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) each November from 2010 to 2017. Similar methods and criteria were used. Resident characteristics were recorded, data collection was performed by the attending elderly care physicians, via […]

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  • op 7 september 2018
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Resurgence risk for measles, mumps and rubella in France in 2018 and 2020

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Large measles and mumps outbreaks recently occurred throughout Europe and the United States. Aim: Our aim was to estimate and map the risk of resurgence for measles, mumps and rubella in France. Methods: We used a multi-cohort model combining seroprevalence information, vaccine cover- age and social contact data. Results: The overall out- break risk for France in 2018 was highest for […]

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  • op 29 augustus 2018
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Whole-Genome Sequencing of Bacterial Pathogens: the Future of Nosocomial Outbreak Analysis

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Outbreaks of multidrug-resistant bacteria present a frequent threat to vulnerable patient populations in hospitals around the world. Intensive care unit (ICU) patients are particularly susceptible to nosocomial infections due to indwelling devices such as intravascular catheters, drains, and intratracheal tubes for mechani- cal ventilation. The increased vulnerability of infected ICU patients demonstrates the importance of […]

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Multidrug-resistant bacterial microorganisms (MDRO) in end-of-life care: development of recommendations for hospitalized patients using a mixed-methods approach

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Purpose: Palliative care professionals are frequently confronted with patients colonized or infected with MDRO. One major challenge is how to balance necessary isolation measures and social inclusion as one of the main principles of palliative and end-of-life care. To date, MDRO-specific policies and protocols vary widely between institutions. Aim: provide empirical recommendations on how to deal […]

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An international survey of cleaning and disinfection practices in the healthcare environment

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Summary Background Antimicrobial resistance has become an urgent global health priority. Basic hygiene practices and cleaning and disinfection of the hospital environment are key in preventing pathogen cross-transmission. Aim To our knowledge no studies have assessed the worldwide differences in cleaning and disinfection practices in healthcare facilities. The electronic survey described here was developed in […]

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  • op 2 augustus 2018
  • door Corianne Meijer

Antimicrobial resistance among migrants in Europe: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Summary Background Rates of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) are rising globally and there is concern that increased migration is contributing to the burden of antibiotic resistance in Europe. However, the effect of migration on the burden of AMR in Europe has not yet been comprehensively examined. Therefore, we did a systematic review and meta-analysis to identify […]

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Onderzoek naar risicofactoren voor postoperatieve wondinfecties bij totale heup prothese chirurgie

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Dit rapport beschrijft het onderzoek naar risicofactoren voor een postoperatieve wondinfectie na totale heup prothese chirurgie. De vakgroep orthopedie had het vermoeden van een verhoogd aantal postoperatieve wondinfecties na totale heup chirurgie in 2016. Tevens bracht de World Health Organization (WHO) in oktober 2016 de richtlijn ter preventie van postoperatieve wondinfecties uit. Dit was aanleiding […]

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  • op 27 juni 2018
  • door dTHIP redactie

Onderzoek naar ESBL- producerende bacteriën onder vegetariërs en niet-vegetariërs – de Vegastudie

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Het RIVM heeft onderzocht in welke mate bacteriën die resistent zijn tegen antibiotica, bij vegetariërs en niet-vegetariërs voorkomen. Dit onderzoek is alleen gericht op de zogeheten ESBL-producerende bacteriën, oftewel ESBL’s. Hieruit blijkt dat mensen die geregeld vlees eten (minimaal drie keer per week) niet vaker een ESBL bij zich dragen dan vegetariërs. Met andere woorden: […]

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  • op 17 juni 2018
  • door dTHIP redactie

Time to turn Cleaning Staff into Certified Technicians

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Healthcare-associated infections claim thousands of lives and cost the healthcare system billions of dollars annually. While the proper cleaning and disinfection of the physical environment is considered to play a major role in combating the spread of infectious disease, the front-line workers charged with this role remain the lowest paid and least educated worker group […]

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