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Review on colonization of residents and staff in Italian long-term care facilities by multidrug-resistant bacteria compared with other European countries

Overview of attention for article published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, October 2016
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Title
Review on colonization of residents and staff in Italian long-term care facilities by multidrug-resistant bacteria compared with other European countries
Published in
Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13756-016-0136-1
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Richard Aschbacher, Elisabetta Pagani, Massimo Confalonieri, Claudio Farina, Paolo Fazii, Francesco Luzzaro, Pier Giorgio Montanera, Aurora Piazza, Laura Pagani

Abstract

Rates of colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria are increasing worldwide, in both acute care hospitals and long-term care facilities (LTCFs). Italy has one of the highest prevalence of MDR bacteria in European countries, especially with regard to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) or carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE). Review of studies on colonization by MDR bacteria from Italian LTCFs, risk factors for colonization and molecular characteristics of surveillance and clinical isolates, compared with other European countries. High variability of MDR colonization has been reported within and especially between European countries. Only a few surveillance studies have been performed in Italian LTCFs; these show MRSA colonization prevalence of 7.8-38.7 % for residents and 5.2-7.0 % for staff members, ESBL prevalence of 49.0-64.0 % for residents and 5.2-14.5 % for staff and prevalence of CPE of 1.0-6.3 % for residents and 0.0-1.5 % for staff. In Italian LTCFs, as well as in other European countries, the most prevalent ESBLs from surveillance or clinical Escherichia coli isolates were found to be CTX-M-type enzymes, particularly CTX-M-15, expressed by the pandemic ST131 clonal group; this lineage also expresses carbapenemase genes of the blaVIM and blaKPC types. Various risk factors for colonization of residents by MDR bacteria were identified. The limited data from Italian LTCFs confirms these settings as important reservoirs for MDR organisms, allowing important considerations regarding the infection risk by these organisms. Nevertheless, more extended and countrywide screening studies for MDR colonization in Italian LTCFs are required. To promote further studies of various microbiological aspects related to LTCFs, the Association of Italian Clinical Microbiologists (Associazione Microbiologi Clinici Italiani; AMCLI) in 2016 has set up a new Working Group for the Study of Infections in LTCFs (Gruppo di Lavoro per lo Studio delle Infezioni nelle Residenze Sanitarie Assistite e Strutture Territoriali assimilabili; GLISTer), consisting of Clinical Microbiologists represented by the authors of this review article.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 22%
Other 6 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Master 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 10 22%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Engineering 2 4%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 10 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 13 October 2016.
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#2,172,393
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#205
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#85,181
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Outputs of similar age from Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
#13
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