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Korean Nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance of bacteria in 1997

Authors
 Yunsop Chong  ;  Kyungwon Lee  ;  Yeon Joon Park  ;  Dong Seok Jeon  ;  Myung Hee Lee  ;  Moon Yeun Kim  ;  Chul Hun Chang  ;  Eui Chong Kim  ;  Nam Yong Lee  ;  Hyon Suk Kim  ;  Eun Suk Kang  ;  Hyun Chan Cho  ;  In Ki Paik  ;  Hye Soo Lee  ;  Sook Jin Jang  ;  Ae Ja Park  ;  Young Joo Cha  ;  Sung Ha Kang  ;  Myung Hee Lee  ;  Wonkeun Song  ;  Jong Hee Shin 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.39(6) : 569-577, 1998 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
1998
MeSH
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena* ; Drug Resistance, Microbial* ; Hospitals ; Humans ; Korea ; Microbial Sensitivity Tests ; Prevalence
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 aeruginoa 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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DOI
10.3349/ymj.1998.39.6.569
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Laboratory Medicine (진단검사의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Hyon Suk(김현숙) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5662-7740
Lee, Kyungwon(이경원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3788-2134
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/176707
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