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Epidemiology of multidrug resistant bacterial organisms and Clostridium difficile in German hospitals in 2014: Results from a nationwide one-day point prevalence of 329 German hospitals

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2016
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Title
Epidemiology of multidrug resistant bacterial organisms and Clostridium difficile in German hospitals in 2014: Results from a nationwide one-day point prevalence of 329 German hospitals
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BMC Infectious Diseases, September 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12879-016-1756-z
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Nils-Olaf Huebner, Kathleen Dittmann, Vivien Henck, Christian Wegner, Axel Kramer

Abstract

One important aspect in combatting resistance to antibiotics is to increase the awareness and knowledge by epidemiological studies. We therefore conducted a German-wide point-prevalence survey for multidrug resistant bacterial organisms (MDROs) and Clostridium difficile (CD) to assess the epidemiology and structure quality of infection control in German hospitals. 1550 hospitals were asked to participate and to report surveillance data on the prevalence of Methicillin-resistant and Vancomycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA, VRSA/GRSA), Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis/faecium (VRE), multiresistant strains of Escherichia coli (EC), Klebsiella spp. (KS), Enterobacter spp. (ES), Acinetobacter spp. (AB) and Pseudomonas spp. (PS). as well as CD infections. Surveys from 73,983 patients from 329 hospitals were eligible for analysis. MRSA was the most often reported pathogen (prevalence: 1.64 % [CI95: 1.46-1.82]), followed by 3 multidrug resistant EC (3MRGN-EC) (0.75 % [CI95: 0.60-0.89]), CD (0.74 % [CI95: 0.60-0.88]), VRE (0.25 % [CI95: 0.13-0.37]) und 3MRGN-KS (0.22 % [CI95: [0.15-0.29]). The majority of hospitals met the German recommendations for staffing with infection control personnel. The continuing increase in participating hospitals in this third survey in a row indicates a growing awareness to MDROs and our pragmatic approach. Our results confirm that MRSA, 3MRGN-EC, VRE and 3MRGN-KS remain the most prevalent MDROs in German hospitals.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 22%
Researcher 5 16%
Unspecified 4 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Other 3 9%
Other 9 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 13 41%
Unspecified 6 19%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 6%
Other 2 6%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 September 2016.
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