Ir J Med Sci (2017) 186:723–727 DOI 10.1007/s11845-016-1505-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Colonisation with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) not detected in a prevalence study 1,2 2 1 1 1 • • • • • C. O’Connor M. G. Kiernan C. Finnegan J. Powell L. Power 1,2 2 N. H. O’Connell C. P. Dunne Received: 3 June 2016 / Accepted: 17 September 2016 / Published online: 24 September 2016 Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 2016 Abstract plates cultured, no ESBL-producing organisms were Background The Mid-West of Ireland has higher than detected. average national rates of invasive extended-spectrum beta- Conclusions This community point prevalence study did lactamase (ESBL) bloodstream infections and carbapene- not identify ESBL colonisation despite high numbers of mase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), with increasing patients with invasive ESBL bloodstream infections pre- numbers of ESBL isolates detected in community-dwelling senting for admission in our institution. We believe this patients. may be because of our small sample size. Data regarding Aims To conduct a point prevalence study in a conve- antimicrobial exposure and other risk factors for ESBL nience sample of the Mid-West population with the aim of colonisation were also not available. We remain vigilant determining the extent of ESBL colonisation. for ESBL-producing
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