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Korean nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of bacteria in 1997

Title
Korean nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of bacteria in 1997
Authors
Chong Y.Lee K.Park Y.J.Jeon D.S.Lee M.H.Kim M.Y.Chang C.H.Kim E.-C.Lee N.Y.Kim H.-S.Kang E.S.Cho H.C.Paik I.K.Lee H.S.Jang S.J.Park A.J.Cha Y.J.Kang S.H.Song W.Shin J.H.
Ewha Authors
강은숙
Issue Date
1998
Journal Title
Yonsei Medical Journal
ISSN
0513-5796JCR Link
Citation
vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 569 - 577
Indexed
SCI; SCIE; SCOPUS; KCI WOS scopus
Abstract
Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are known to be prevalent in tertiary- care hospitals in Korea. Twenty hospitals participated to this surveillance to determine the nationwide prevalence of resistance bacteria in 1997. Seven per cent and 26% of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae were resistant to 3rd-generation cephalosporin. Increased resistance rates, 19% of Acinetobacter baumannii to ampicillin/sulbactam, and 17% of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to imipenem, were noted. The resistance rate to fluoroquinolone rose to 24% in E. coli, 56% in A. baumannii and 42% in P. aeruginosa. Mean resistance rates were similar in all hospital groups: about 17% of P. aeruginosa to imipenem, 50% of Haemophilus influenzae to ampicillin, 70% of Staphylococcus aureus to methicillin, and 70% of pneumococci to penicillin. In conclusion, nosocomial pathogens and problem resistant organisms are prevalent in smaller hospitals too, indicating nosocomial spread is a significant cause of the increasing prevalence of resistant bacteria in Korea.
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