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Epidemiological characteristics of carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae and carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a tertiary referral hospital in Korea

Kang S, Jeong IS

Objectives This study aimed to identify the epidemiological characteristics of patients with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Acinetobacter baumannii (CRE/CRAB) isolates in a tertiary referral hospital in Korea. Methods We collected and analyzed...
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Urgent need for novel antibiotics in Republic of Korea to combat multidrug-resistant bacteria

Lee HJ, Lee DG

Multidrug resistance in bacteria is an important issue and is increasing in frequency worldwide because of the limitations of therapeutic agents. From 2010 to 2019, 14 new systemic antibiotics received...
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Evaluation of Environmental Contamination and Disinfection Effects in Patient Rooms with Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Using ATP Measurements and Microbial Cultures

Kim JE, Jeong JS, Kim MN, Park ES

Purpose: To determine the extent of environmental contamination and the effect of disinfection around patients with carbapenemresistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) using adenosine triphosphate (ATP) measurements and microbial culture tests. Methods: The...
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Identification and infection control of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales in intensive care units

Yi J, Kim KH

Infections with multidrug-resistant organisms among patients in intensive care units (ICUs) are associated with high mortality. Among multidrug-resistant organisms, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales (CRE) harbor important pathogens for healthcare-associated infections, including pneumonia,...
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Development of a Nomogram for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Acquisition Risk Prediction Among Patients in the Intensive Care Unit of a Secondary Referral Hospital

Seo SM, Jeong IS, Song JY, Lee S

Purpose This study aimed to identify the risk factors of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) acquisition to build a nomogram for CRE acquisition risk prediction and evaluate its performance. Methods This unmatched case-control study included...
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External Validation of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Acquisition Risk Prediction Model in a Medium Sized Hospital

Seo SM, Jeong IS

Purpose: This study was aimed to evaluate the external validity of a carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) acquisition risk prediction model (the CREP-model) in a medium-sized hospital. Methods: This retrospective cohort study...
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Awareness and Competency of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms Infection Control in Nursing Students with Clinical Practice

Ryu D, Ryu E

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to identify awareness and competency for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDRO) infection control in nursing students with experience of clinical practice. METHODS: This cross-sectional descriptive...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Colonization in Patients with Stroke

Han YH, Bae MJ, Hur YR, Hwang K

This retrospective case-control study investigated the prevalence and risk factors of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) colonization in stroke patients within 6 months of onset. Forty-three patients confirmed to have CRE colonization...
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae Acquisition in an Emergency Intensive Care Unit in a Tertiary Hospital in Korea: a Case-Control Study

Kang JS, Yi J, Ko MK, Lee SO, Lee JE, Kim KH

BACKGROUND: Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are associated with high mortality rates and their treatment is difficult because treatment is limited to certain antibiotics, such as colistin and tigecycline....
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Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae: Rapid Laboratory Diagnosis and Surveillance Culture for Infection Control

Woo KS

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are increasing rapidly worldwide and in South Korea, which is a major problem for patient treatment and infection control. CRE is mainly due to carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase, which...
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Development and Evaluation of Multiplex PCR for the Detection of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae

Kim SH, Bae IK, Kim NY, Song SA, Kim S, Jeong J, Shin JH

BACKGROUND: The isolation of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) has become increasingly common. Continuous surveillance for these organisms is essential because their infections are closely related to outbreaks of illness and are...
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Duodenoscope-Associated Infections: A Literature Review and Update

Oh IH, Son BK

A duodenoscope is complex instrument with an elevator and an elevator wire channel which are difficult to access and not readily amenable to cleaning and disinfection. Lapses in endoscope reprocessing...
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The Infinity War: How to Cope with Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Yoo JH

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are now spread worldwide. In Korea, the number of CRE isolation is rapidly increasing, and impending endemicity is a concern. To cope well with CRE, thorough infection...
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Performance of MALDI Biotyper for Species Identification of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae by Media Types and Incubation Time

Cho YE, Choi BH, Chang J, Sung H, Kim MN

BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to evaluate the impact of the media type used for direct identification of colonies on the surveillance culture of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) by matrix assisted...
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Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: recent updates and treatment strategies

Lee HJ, Lee DG

The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has become a major problem within the field of healthcare-associated infections worldwide in the last decade. The treatment of infections caused by CRE is...
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Current Issues in Duodenoscope-Associated Infections: Now Is the Time to Take Action

Ha J, Son BK

A duodenoscope has a very complex structure that contains many small parts which make reprocessing more challenging. The difficulty in cleaning duodenoscopes contributes to a higher risk of infection than...
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Role of Clinical Endoscopy in Emphasizing Endoscope Disinfection

Ryu JK, Kim EY, Kwon KA, Choi IJ, Hahm KB

Based on the unexpected Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak in Korea, it was established that the virus can spread easily, MERS exposure in hospitals carries an extreme risk for...
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