Candida auris: een bedreiging voor de volksgezondheid

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Kunnen uitbraken van C. auris ook in Nederland opduiken? Lees meer over deze opkomende BRMO: CDC richtlijn Candida auris Artikel in NY times ‘A mysterious infection, spanning the globe in a climate of secrecy’ Candida auris als Google trend Invloed van klimaatverandering op Candida auris

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  • op 8 oktober 2019
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The public washroom – friend or foe? An observational study of washroom cleanliness combined with microbiological investigation of hand hygiene facilities

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Many people use handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms under the impression that these amenities are hygienic. However, such facilities may be potential sites for the transmission of pathogenic bacteria. This study aimed to examine the hygiene facilities provided including handwashing and hand-drying facilities in public washrooms. Total bacterial counts and species identification were […]

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  • op 25 april 2019
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Prevalence of faecal carriage of extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)- producing Escherichia coli in veterinary hospital staff and students

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Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria causing clinical infections are often also multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥3 antimicrobial drug classes), therefore treatment options may be limited. High carriage rates of these potentially zoonotic bacteria have been found in livestock and companion animals. Therefore, people working in veterinary hospitals may be a high-risk population for carriage. This is the […]

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  • op 17 februari 2019
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A large, refractory nosocomial outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Escherichia coli demonstrates carbapenemase gene outbreaks involving sink sites require novel approaches to infection control

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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are a health threat, but effective control interventions remain unclear. Hospital wastewater sites are increasingly highlighted as important potential reservoirs. We investigated a large Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing E. coli (KPC-EC) outbreak and wider CRE incidence trends over eight years in the Central Manchester Foundation NHS Trust (CMFT), UK, to determine the impact of Infection Prevention and Control […]

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  • op 29 oktober 2018
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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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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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  • op 29 augustus 2018
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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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Colonization sites in carriers of ESBL- producing Gram-negative bacteria

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Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (2018) 7:52  – klik hier voor volledig artikel Auteurs: Joffrey van Prehn* , Anna M. Kaiser, Suzanne D. van der Werff, Rosa van Mansfeld and Christina M. J. E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls  Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, VU university medical center, PK 1 X 124, P.O. Box 7057, 1007 MB Amsterdam, […]

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  • op 1 mei 2018
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Colonization of long-term care facility residents in three Italian Provinces by multidrug-resistant bacteria

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Antimicrob Resist Infect Control. 2018 Mar 6;7:33. doi: 10.1186/s13756-018-0326-0. eCollection 2018. Auteurs: Nucleo E, Caltagirone M, e.a. Klik hier voor het gehele artikel  

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  • op 29 maart 2018
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High prevalence of the mcr-1 gene in retail chicken meat in the Netherlands in 2015

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Recently, plasmid-mediated colistin resistance was reported in humans, animals and food. We studied the presence of mcr-1 and mcr-2 in Dutch retail chicken meat. The prevalence of mcr-1 was 24,8% (53/214), whereas mcr-2 was not found. The presence of mcr-1-positive Enterobacteriaceae was confirmed by culture in 34/53 samples (64,2%). The prevalence depended on the supermarket chain and was lower in free-range chicken samples. The […]

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  • op 13 september 2017
  • door dTHIP redactie