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Fecal carriage of extended-spectrum and AmpC β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in surgical patients before and after antibiotic prophylaxis

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The impact of antibiotic prophylaxis on fecal carriage of ESBL-/AmpC-/carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) was investigated. Patients admitted for elective surgery or diagnostic procedure in a Department of Surgical Gastroenterology (SG) (n= 450) and Orthopedic Surgery (OS) (n= 300) provided a fecal swab at admission and responded to a questionnaire on possible exposures. SG patients received gentamicin/penicillin G (±metronidazole); OS patients received cefuroxime. Two days after surgery a second swab was taken. From SG patients, 6% of first swabs and 9% of second swabs were positive for ESBL-/AmpC-producers. A similar carriage rate was observed in OS patients (6% and 8%, respectively). No CPE were detected. Escherichia coli was the predominant species and blaCTX-M-15 (29% and 22%) and blaCTX-M-14 (11% and 17%) were the most prevalent ESBL genotypes among SG and OS patients. Two different prophylactic antibiotic regimens had no impact on carriage rates. Previous hospitalization and antimicrobial treatment were associated with carriage for SG patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume86
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)316-321
ISSN0732-8893
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Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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