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Antimicrobial resistance in South Korea: A report from the Korean global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system (Kor-GLASS) for 2017

Authors
 Changseung Liu  ;  Eun-Jeong Yoon  ;  Dokyun Kim  ;  Jong Hee Shin  ;  Jeong Hwan Shin  ;  Kyeong Seob Shin  ;  Young Ah Kim  ;  Young Uh  ;  Hyun Soo Kim  ;  Young Ree Kim  ;  Seok Hoon Jeong 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY, Vol.25(11) : 845-859, 2019 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY 
ISSN
 1341-321X 
Issue Date
2019
Keywords
Antimicrobial resistance ; Bacteremia ; Global antimicrobial resistance surveillance system ; Kor-GLASS ; Multi-drug resistance
Abstract
At the end of 2015, a global action plan on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) was proposed by the World Health Organization, and the Global AMR Surveillance System (GLASS) was subsequently initiated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of South Korea established a customized AMR surveillance system for South Korea, called Kor-GLASS, in early 2016. A pilot phase of Kor-GLASS was operated from May to December 2016 with six sentinel hospitals, and phase I of Kor-GLASS started in January 2017 with eight sentinel hospitals. Previous surveillance data for overestimated AMR due to duplicate isolation of drug-resistant pathogens were corrected and error-free AMR data were compared with those from other countries. One-half (53.2%, 377/708) of Staphylococcus aureus blood strains exhibited resistance to cefoxitin, indicating methicillin-resistant S. aureus. Resistance to ampicillin in Enterococcus faecalis blood strains was rare (0.6%, 1/175), while the resistance rate to penicillin was 26.3% (46/175). Resistance to vancomycin (34.0%, 98/288) and teicoplanin (18.8%, 98/288) was frequently observed in Enterococcus faecium strains. The resistance rate of Escherichia coli strains to cefotaxime was 32.4% (574/1772), and that of Klebsiella pneumoniae strains was 26.1% (181/693). The resistance rates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains to imipenem and meropenem were 19.5% (29/149) and 18.1% (27/149), respectively. And 92.1% (187/203) of Acinetobacter baumannii strains were resistant to both imipenem and meropenem. The high incidence of bacteremia caused by major AMR pathogens among hospitalized patients especially in intensive care units emphasized the importance of hospital infection control and the need to improve the crowded hospitalization system in South Korea. The isolation rate of the Salmonella spp. is decreasing, reflecting the current socio-economic status of South Korea. The proportions of bacterial species in the blood strains were similar to those in other Asian countries with similar lifestyles.
Full Text
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1341321X19301977
DOI
10.1016/j.jiac.2019.06.010
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Laboratory Medicine (진단검사의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Dokyun(김도균) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0348-5440
Liu, Changseung(유창승) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8777-7431
Yoon, Eun-Jeong(윤은정)
Jeong, Seok Hoon(정석훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9290-897X
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/173230
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